Police searching for identity theft suspect in central Ohio

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers

NEW ALBANY, Ohio -- Police are searching for a man who they suspect opened multiple fraudulent accounts in parts of central Ohio.

On Sunday, December 24, 2017, police received an identity theft complaint involving a credit card account at Target in Reynoldsburg.

The victim told officers that he had been contacted by Target about a credit account that was opened using his personal information at the store on 2437 Taylor Park Drive.

Officers were also informed by the victim that his personal information was used at Home Depot locations in Dublin and Reynoldsburg and that a total of $10,000 was spent at these stores on various items.

Police contacted a Home Depot store manager who informed them that on December 20, 2017, at 2:03 p.m., a man purchased close to $4,000 worth of items using the victim’s information.

Then, on December 26, 2017, two accounts at Verizon Wireless were opened in his name, as well as a T-Mobile account on January 5, 2018. Best Buy and Sam’s Club accounts were also opened.

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers released a photo of the suspect, who is described as a black man between the age of 25 to 35, 5’10, 200 lbs., wearing a long ponytail.

If you have any information, you can give an anonymous tip to Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS. You can earn a cash reward.