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Friday February 5th, 2016

Posted at 2:41pm

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On January 24th the Windsor Police Financial Crimes Unit began an investigation into an identity theft investigation.

Police learned that on January 15th someone opened an account at Mappins Jewelry Store and fraudulently obtained a watch worth $3600.

The identify theft victim became aware of the fraud when the store contacted him to advise that his replacement watch was ready to be picked up. He advised them that he didn’t open an account and he subsequently contacted police.

Officers advised the complainant to contact Equifax to generate a credit report to determine the scope of the identity theft.

The statement further outlined fraudulent accounts at Home Depot, Lowe’s and Best Buy. There was an outstanding balance of $7,473 at Home Depot, $17,926 at Lowe’s, $9,200 at Best Buy, and $5,234 at the Brick.

Officers from the Financial Crimes Unit obtained video surveillance of the alleged suspect.

He is also believed to be responsible for similar offences throughout the province.

Police ask you to review the picture of the suspect and vehicle and if you have any information to call the police.

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