Someone steals man’s identity, buys $8,000 worth of jewelry

Shoppers look at inventory Monday afternoon at a busy Kay Jewelers at the Dayton Mall.

Credit: Jim Witmer

Credit: Jim Witmer

A Fairfield Twp. man said someone used his identity to open a Kay Jewelers account and spend $8,100.

The man told police on Oct. 2 that a credit-monitoring service alerted him to fraudulent activity. Someone opened an account on Aug. 20 at the jewelry store with an $8,600 line of credit.

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Nearly all of the line of credit was used, according to the report.

The victim is uncertain which store the purchase was made, or if it was online, but the person that opened the fake account used an old address.

The victim was referred to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center.

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