RENO, Nev. (Mynews4.com & KRNV)- At least eight Reno residents have recently found themselves victim to identity theft. After speaking to each other, they believe the only thing they have in common is that they all live within a two block radius in Somersett. For three of the victims the thieves might have left something behind that might be as good as a fingerprint.
Three people applied for Costco American Express credit cards using the names and identities of Reno residents. Those same people had their picture taken for the card and the cards were sent to the victims homes. The woman we spoke with showed us her current Costco card with her picture on it, beside a new Costco credit card that has her name on it but someone elses face. The victims hope that the photos will be helpful in finding the suspects and making an arrest. According to Reno Police they have started an investigation into these crimes but if anyone recognizes the people to call Secret Witness at 322-4900.
The thieves racked up tens of thousands of dollars in purchases at various retail stores including Costco throughout the Bay Area and even Arizona. One victim says he has nearly $20,000 in credit card bills.