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News Release

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Media Relations

Identity Theft Suspect Sought NR15915DM

Los Angeles: Detectives from Valley Financial Section are asking if the public recognizes this identity theft suspect.

During the months of June through August of 2015, a male suspect created fictitious ID cards and bank cards to assume the identity of multiple victims. The suspect fraudulently withdrew funds from various bank accounts, in excess of $100,000. The crimes have taken place in the Topanga and Van Nuys area, and bank branches outside the city limits.

The suspect is described as a male White, 70-80 years old with grey/white hair. He stands 5 foot 9 to 5 foot 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds. The suspect has been seen in a gold BMW SUV.

Anyone with information about these incidents, or the identity of the suspect, is asked to
call Detective Ward, Valley Financial Section, at (818) 374-9624, or (818) 374-9420.
During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7
(877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at
1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to
phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text
messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to,
click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.