Authorities want to know who the two people are that used stolen identification to open numerous charge accounts and rack up $35,000 in bills in just three days last month.
According to the La Mesa Police Department, the two suspects—a man and a woman—took the identity of a middle-aged woman and opened up credit card accounts at Sears, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Marshal’s, Mor Furniture, Macy’s, JC Penny’s, Target, Daniel’s Jewelers, and K-Mart.
Over the course of three days, from Sept. 10-13, they went on an illicit spending spree and charged about $35,000 worth of merchandise to the accounts.
The first suspect is described as a black female, 5 feet 5 inches tall, and weighing 230 pounds. She has shoulder-length straight hair and a tattoo on the left side of her chest. She was seen wearing a leopard-print dress.
The second suspect is described as a black male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighing 215 pounds. His hair was in a ponytail.
Police say the suspects are believed to be driving a green 1999 Mercedes ML320 SUV with California license plate 5VPH808.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to call the La Mesa Police Department at 619-667-1400. Anonymous tipsters can call CrimeStoppers at 888-580-TIPS and be eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.