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  • Florida identity thief cross-dresses to use stolen credit cards.

    Posted on October 21st, 2012 admin No comments

    Florida cops are looking for an alleged ID theif who dresses like a lady in order to use stolen credit cars swiped from elderly residents of assisted living facilities.

    Meko Hartfield, a 29-year-old Florida man, took identity theft to the next level by swiping an elderly woman’s credit cards and ID, then dressing as a woman while using her identity, cops said.

    A resident of the Winter Park Towers Assisted Living Facility had her Social Security card, driver’s license and credit cards stolen in September, according to a Winter Park Police Department press release.

    The credit cards were used at stores in Orlando and Altamonte Springs.

    Cops were looking for a female suspect after security cameras at a Target where the cards were used captured an image of a woman wearing nurse’s scrubs.

    They eventually realized the woman they were looking for was actually a man: 29-year-old Meko Hartfield.

    Hartfield poses as an employee at assisted living facilities in order to rob residents, cops said.

    He is suspected of a similar crime at a facility in Oviedo, and he isn’t a health care worker at all, as far as police know.

    Cops are still looking for Hartfield, as well as an unidentified male accomplice who was caught on camera at Target with him.

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