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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fake ID supplier charged with identity theft

Not sure if this is truly "identity theft" but a fake ID provider was charged with identity theft that resulted in a death of a California teen. Here's what CBS 5 reported on this alleged crime:

"Orinda police arrested a 22-year-old Rohnert Park man Thursday morning for allegedly furnishing fake driver's licenses, the third person arrested as part of an investigation into the death of a 16-year-old boy in May, Orinda police Chief Bill French said Friday.

Robert Martin Scott was arrested at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday at his apartment in the 300 block of Enterprise Drive in Rohnert Park, according to French. The arrest came as part of the Orinda Police Department's investigation into the death of Joseph Loudon, who was found intoxicated and unresponsive at a party in Orinda on May 26.

French said that during the investigation, it was discovered that several students at Miramonte High School, which Loudon attended, were in possession of fake ID cards. Investigators were led to Scott as the person who provided the teenagers with the forged driver's licenses, and about 100 fake licenses were discovered at Scott's home when he was arrested, French said.

Scott was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for forgery and identity theft, both felonies, according to French."

The rest of the article is found here - http://cbs5.com/local/orinda.teen.death.2.1052151.html.

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