Oakland police shut down Bay Area-wide identity theft operation

Harry Harris reports:

Calling it the biggest they have seen, Oakland police said Monday that an identify theft operation that manufactured phony checks, IDs and credit cards has been shut down.

Officials said there are potentially thousands of victims all over the Bay Area and in other states.

The operation was run out of a Hayward apartment, where resident Mishel Caviness-Williams, 40, was arrested last week as she left the apartment….. She has been charged with 20 counts of identity theft and check fraud-related counts. She is being held in lieu of $400,000 bail.

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