TX: Police warn of ID theft

John Ingle reports:

The Wichita Falls Police Department has sent letters to potential identity theft victims, urging them to check their credit for any recent unknown activity, a department spokesperson said Monday.

Joe Snyder, public information officer for WFPD, said financial crimes investigators discovered sheets of address labels with the names and addresses of hundreds of residents printed on them while executing a search warrant Sept. 11 in the 1300 block of Montgomery. Kyle Lewis King, 35, was arrested during the search; however, it was for a separate warrant related to identity theft.

“It is unknown why the subject possessed the information,” Snyder said, “but we believe them to be part of an identity theft case

Read more on TimesRecordNews And if it seems odd that mailing lists or address labels could trigger this type of warning, well, context is everything.

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