MO: Alleged identity thieves target local car dealership customers

Russell Kinsaul reports:

Police say three suspects are indicted for running an in-depth identity theft ring that racked up thousands in fraudulent purchases after stealing customer’s personal information from a local car dealership.


Jesse Chitwood, 34, Jessica Franklin, 37, and John Townsend, 35, were charged in a federal indictment on multiple counts of identity theft.


[…]According to authorities, if you have ever test driven a car at a West St. Louis County car dealership, you could be a victim.

Investigators say an employee was stealing customers’ driver’s license information and Social Security numbers that were used to run credit checks.

Read more on KMOV. The story doesn’t seem to name the car dealership, unless I’ve missed it somewhere.

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