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Milton Women Lose Money Through Identity Fraud

The following information was supplied by the Milton police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

A Milton woman suspects her home aide of taking $600 from her bank account on Nov. 21 through fraudulent use of her debit card.

The woman told Milton police on Nov. 29 that she had let the aide use her debit card once with her permission.

 Fairfax Lane Resident Hit with $4K in Fraudulent Charges

A Fairfax Lane resident of Milton at first ignored an alert from a credit bureau advising her of an attempt to open a credit account in her name, but later alerts proved she was the victim of identity fraud.

The victim told Milton police on Nov. 25 that a check with Equifax revealed four applications were made for credit card accounts, and two were opened and used.

  • A Best Buy credit card application was approved on Nov. 9, and on Nov. 10 it was used to spend $1,098.64 at a store in Davie, FL.
  • A Belk's credit card was approved on Nov. 9 in Decatur, AL, and it was used for three purchases totaling $2,881 at three Alabama Belk's stores.
  • An attempt to open a Sams Club card in person was denied in Naples, FL.
  • An attempt to open a JC Penney credit card was denied.

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