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ONLINE PURCHASE PURCHASE LEADS COPS TO ID THIEF

Identity thieves are often characterized as more sophisticated criminals.  However, Villa Rica, Georgia Police did not use the word “sophisticated” when describing Tawanda Bendon’s alleged crime.  According to Alexis Stevens at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “If you order pizzas online or on the phone, they deliver it your house,” said Capt. Keith Shaddix. 

Well, what if you pay for the pizza with a stolen credit card?  It doesn’t take police long to find you!  Ms. Bendon was arrested and charged with identity theft.  Police confiscated over two truckloads of evidence from Ms. Bendon’s residence.  authorities believe the credit card numbers were purchased from an identity theft broker in South Africa.

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