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Wednesday, November 1, 2000

Media Relations

Identity Theft Suspect Being Sought

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, November 1, 2000



"Identity Theft Suspect Being Sought"

Los Angeles - The Los Angeles Police Department's Financial Crimes Division will be conducting a press conference on Thursday, November 2, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. The press conference will take place in front of Parker Center, 150 North Los Angeles Street in Los Angeles, to request the public's assistance in locating an identity theft suspect.

The suspect, Sung Soon Kim, a 40 year old male Korean, 5-6, 160 lbs., utilizing the alias of June Young Kim, victimized several clothing businesses with account close and non-sufficient fund checks. The suspect caused a loss of over $75,000.00 to these companies.

The suspect utilized the alias of Kyoung Ok Kim and attempted to lease an automobile by completing a false credit application. When the suspect was arrested, he utilized the name of an identity theft victim, Tae Woo Kil, and posted bail before his true identity could be discovered.

Additionally, the suspect has an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest for Burglary and a misdemeanor warrant for driving under the influence.

The photograph of the suspect will be available for viewing during the press conference.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect may call Detective Robert Robinson, Financial Crimes Division, at 213-485-4131 or Detective Headquarters Division, at 213-485-3261.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.




For Release 4:00 pm PST
November 1, 2000



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