Philadelphia police are searching for a man they say assumed the identity of a 27-year-old military veteran in order to steal thousands of dollars in disability money.
Police say the Marine Corps veteran never received an expected disability check in December for more than $44,000.
When the veteran notified the Treasury Department, the agency told him the check had been deposited at a bank in suburban Bensalem, Pa.
Authorities now say a man used a counterfeit driver's license to open a bank account in the victim's name on Dec. 15. After depositing the check, police say the suspect withdrew more than $22,000 over the next six days.
Police said Thursday that they hope bank surveillance photos will help identify the suspect.
Friday, May 6, 2011
From The Associated Press:
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