CA: Active-duty Army reservists victims of identity theft; 2 men arrested

Adolfo Flores reports:

Two men were arrested in connection with the identity theft of U.S. Army Reserve officers who were on active duty in Afghanistan, authorities said.

Mauro Cortez, 25, and Rigoberto Cortez, 29, were arrested Wednesday after the Los Angeles County Identity Theft Task Force served a search warrant at a home in Pomona, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The men were allegedly provided the identity information of more than five U.S. Army Reserve officers who were serving overseas in Afghanistan and then used it to establish lines of credit and buy cars.

 

Read more on the L.A. Times. Despicably, it appears that the person who provided them with the info was also a reservist.

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