A Boca Grande man was recently the victim of fraud after someone charged more than $16,000 to an account in his name and tried to open others.
The man met with Lee County Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday, Aug. 28 and told them he was contacted by Capital One Bank about someone opening a credit account in his name and charging more than $16,000 on the account. Capital One Bank wanted to know if it was authorized; the victim told them it was not.
The victim also told sheriff’s deputies that U.S. Bank contacted him and advised that someone was trying to open a credit card in his name.
After obtaining a credit report the victim found a Bank of America account in his name that was fraudulent as well.
A sworn statement was filled out and signed by the victim, who wants to prosecute the people responsible for the identity theft.
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