Identity thief writes $12,000 in checks to Home Depot on Saline woman's account
An identity thief used a 62-year-old Saline woman’s bank account to make about $12,000 in purchases from southeastern Michigan Home Depot stores in September, police said.
The woman reported the crimes this weekend after Bank of America alerted her that her account had been used to make four purchases between $2,432 and $3,495.88 at local Home Depot stores in September. Two purchases occurred on Sept. 12, one of Sept. 14 and one on Sept. 16, police said.
The first check was made out to a Home Depot store in Canton on Sept. 12 for $2,432. Later that day, a Home Depot store in Dearborn received a check for $3,495.88 from the same account. On Sept. 14, an unknown Home Depot store received a check from the woman’s account for $3,113.64, and two days later the final purchase of $2,880.93 was made at a Home Depot store in Dearborn, the police report said.
The woman shares the account with her son, the report stated.
The police report stated all transactions at Home Depot are recorded on surveillance cameras. The department is in the process of getting search warrants for the tapes, the report stated.
The same woman had filed a previous police report earlier this year about an identity theft case, according to police.