FULLERTON (CBSLA.com) — Police released surveillance camera photos of a suspect they say has stolen at least $180,000 from bank accounts belonging to victims throughout Southern California.
The thief uses forged driver’s licenses and Social Security cards to illegally withdraw money, according to Fullerton police Sgt. Kathryn Hamel.READ MORE: High-Definition Panorama Taken By Mars Rover Perseverance Shows Crater Rim, Cliff Face Of Ancient River Delta
A Fullerton resident called police in February, reporting the suspect had taken money from his bank account, she said.
When Fullerton detectives began investigating, Hamel said they found links to the same suspect for a similar theft in Carlsbad and two in Los Angeles.READ MORE: No Criminal Charges Being Considered Against Tiger Woods For Crash, Sheriff Says: ‘He Was Lucid’
During the Los Angeles thefts, which happened last summer, the suspect was seen driving a gold BMW SUV.
The suspect was described as a white man between 65 and 80 years old, with gray hair, between 5-foot-9 and 6 feet tall, weighing from 180 to 190 pounds.
Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity or who may have been a victim themselves can call detectives at (714) 738-6880.MORE NEWS: Strong Santa Ana Winds Expected To Blow Into Los Angeles Area Tonight
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