Crimestoppers seek tips about identity theft case

Crimestoppers

On Jan. 18, officers with the Salina Police Department received a report of an identity theft at Dillon’s, 1235 E. Cloud Street in Salina.

The victim learned a check had been cashed at the business in her name without her knowledge.

The investigation revealed the suspect had sold property at a local Salina scrap yard. The suspect provided personal identifying information for the victim and was given a check as payment. Video surveillance from Dillon’s shows a male suspect cashing the check.

This person is sought in connection to the case. Photo courtesy Crimestoppers

If you have any information concerning this incident or identification of the individual involved, call Crimestoppers at 825-TIPS. You can also make an online tip at: https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=950#. You may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tipsters may also contact the Salina Police Department at (785) 826-7210, or Officer Grisham, case 2023-1706.

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A man on a phone call while sitting on his couch with his laptop in front of him.

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With identity theft cases skyrocketing, safeguarding your information is more important than ever.


Key points

  • Identity theft reports have gone up significantly in recent years.
  • There are several smart ways to protect yourself, including not giving out sensitive information or opening suspicious links.
  • Strong passwords, credit monitoring, and fraud alerts are some additional measures to keep your identity safe.

The latest numbers on identity theft paint a concerning picture. Identity theft complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) more than doubled from 2019 to 2020. They increased by another 22% in 2021, when there were nearly 1.7 million cases.

It’s clear that identity theft is becoming more common, and unfortunately, this type of crime can be a huge hassle to deal with. Many consumers don’t notice it until somebody has already opened an account in their name, racked up debt, and damaged their credit

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