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Carrboro Police Seek Suspect In Identity Fraud

Posted June 4, 2003

— The Carrboro Police Department holds numerous felony arrest warrants for Rudolph McKenzie, Jr., who is wanted on charges that include financial identity fraud and embezzlement.

McKenzie is described as an African-American man, standing 5 feet 10 inches and weighing approximately 195 pounds. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Chris Atack with the Carrboro Police Department at

(919) 918-7407

or Crime Stoppers at

(919 942-7515.

Among the charges facing McKenzie are seven counts of financial identity fraud, three counts of embezzlement, one count of obtaining property by false pretenses and one count of forgery. The charges stem from McKenzie's use of other people's financial information to conduct transactions.

McKenzie worked in a sales position at A.C. Fitness, a local gym at 503-C West Main Street. When people made purchases with a credit card or check, according to police, McKenzie would get the personal information and then open accounts in their names.

There was no estimate available Wednesday on how much was ripped off. But the gym has compensated the customers who were victims.

Police said the scam ran from last fall through the end of December.

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