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SLO police searching for identity thief who stole $20,000

The suspect accused of using stolen financial information to withdraw a total of $20,000 from two San Luis Obispo banks is pictured in a still photo from a bank surveillance camera video.
The suspect accused of using stolen financial information to withdraw a total of $20,000 from two San Luis Obispo banks is pictured in a still photo from a bank surveillance camera video.

San Luis Obispo police are searching for an identity thief who used stolen credit and debit cards to withdraw thousands of dollars from area banks in June.

A San Luis Obispo resident’s wallet — which contained financial account numbers, credit and debit cards, personal information and identification cards — was stolen on June 21, according to a Police Department news release.

On June 22, an unknown suspect used the victim’s information to withdraw $10,000 from two different banks in San Luis Obispo, stealing a total of $20,000.

The suspect is described as a 65-year-old white adult, possibly female, and about 5 feet 3 inches, 140 pounds.

Police need help identifying the suspect, who’s pictured in a photo captured from a bank surveillance camera video.

Anyone with information about the suspect is encouraged to call the San Luis Obispo Police Department at 805-781-7312 or Crime Stoppers at 805-549-7867.

Lindsey Holden: 805-781-7939, @lindseyholden27

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