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Cumberland man accused of stealing woman's identity caught smiling on ATM cameras

Posted May 2

— Cumberland County detectives are seeking the public's help to find a man accused of stealing a woman's identity, opening up a bank account in her name and stealing $11,000. 

Bank surveillance photos from April 10 show the man smiling while withdrawing money from an automatic teller machine. 

Authorities said the man has withdrawn money from several Cumberland County ATMs in the past month. He has also been tracked to a local Walmart, where he made purchases. 

He has facial hair, and he is also known to talk on a cellphone while making ATM transactions. 

Anyone with information about the man's identity or whereabouts should call the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at 910-323-1500.

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  • maureenmercer1 May 6, 10:12 a.m.

    I agree that the businesses are victims too, but the person whose identity is stolen has more than just a hassle to put up with. It may take years to get a credit rating not to mention a good one established again if at all.

  • Alexia May 2, 4:31 p.m.

    Had something like this happen to me. A person in CA had an apartment, phone, cable, etc. in my... View More

    — Posted by KittenClaws

    I had my ID stolen once, too, but I didn't work too hard to fix things. The thief got a phone... View More

    — Posted by Alexia

    You got lucky, that isnt always all there is to it.

    But I have to say, I laughed very hard at... View More

    — Posted by busyb97

    No, really... that's all there is too it. The real victim of ID theft isn't the person whose ID was stolen. For them, it's just a hassle. The real victims are the businesses that gave credit, products, or services to the thief. They are the ones who take the loss. If the person whose ID is stolen provides those businesses with a signed letter stating those things are not theirs, that's it. Seriously. If a business continues to report false information to credit reporting agencies, sends collection agencies after the person, etc., they are only putting themselves at risk of additional losses when they get sued.

  • nuts4u May 2, 4:03 p.m.

    If you were spending some one else's money wouldn't you be smiling too

  • busyb97 May 2, 3:40 p.m.

    Had something like this happen to me. A person in CA had an apartment, phone, cable, etc. in my... View More

    — Posted by KittenClaws

    I had my ID stolen once, too, but I didn't work too hard to fix things. The thief got a phone... View More

    — Posted by Alexia

    You got lucky, that isnt always all there is to it.

    But I have to say, I laughed very hard at the comment about "be in the look out for a man talking in a cellphone, using an ATM...got it!" Too funny!

  • Obamacare returns again May 2, 2:40 p.m.

    ATM = automated teller machine

    — Posted by nathanbrewer36833

    Thanks. I've always wondered this.

  • nathanbrewer36833 May 2, 2:33 p.m.

    ATM = automated teller machine

  • writtendescription May 2, 2:08 p.m.

    Being a contemptible thief is bad enough, but the apparent glee with which this guy steals money is appalling.

  • luxurytravel May 2, 2:05 p.m.

    Look like he is holding a phone to his ear with his shoulder. Having a conversation and laughing, rather than laughing at the camera. Doubt he is bright enough to realize the camera is there

  • Grand Union May 2, 2:00 p.m.

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    I wonder if he'll be laughing like that for his mug shot?

    — Posted by King of Ignorance

    "I wonder if he'll be laughing like that for his mug shot?
    — Posted by King of Ignorance

    You think he cares? Please..."

    Oh not another "prison is a vacation camp" post. The fact that it is not a deterrent does not mean any one wants to go end up there.....fools like this guy simply think they won't get caught so won't even have considered prison.....
    He is about to find out otherwise.

  • bushido2298 May 2, 1:14 p.m.

    how DID HE OPEN A BANK ACCT IN A WOMAN'S name did the bank not pay attention he is a man??... View More

    — Posted by BEACH

    9 times out of 10 they have someone "inside" the bank that takes care of that, same with stolen cell phones, their friends take care of the changes at the stores as well as pawn shops when they bring in stolen items. No fear of the tiny punishment they get affords them the gall to carry on like criminals. But, you know....they blame it on everyone else, the card has been expired for many years!!!!

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