Tips Help Police Nab Cary Hummer Heist Suspect
Posted April 26, 2005 6:43 a.m. EDT
CARY, N.C. — Cary police said they have identified and caught a woman they believe used identity fraud to get a Hummer. Police said that Kimberly Renee Miller, 33, of Charlotte, is being held in the Harnett County jail.
The police credited tips from people who saw Miller's picture through the media. One tip to police came from a soldier stationed in Germany who read the story on WRAL.com and recognized the suspect. A second came from a jailer in Harnett County who saw the story on a morning news show and recognized Miller as an inmate at the jail.
Miller was already being held at the jail on an unrelated charge.
Police think that Miller used the identity of an out-of-state woman to buy a Hummer H2 sport utility vehicle from Hendrick Chevrolet of 100 Auto Mall Drive in Cary on Aug. 20, 2003, and again on Sept. 7, 2004.
Police said that Miller may also be the same suspect that bought a Hummer on Sept. 8, 2003 from Flow Buick of 1945 Skibo Road in Fayetteville . That vehicle was later recovered.
When Miller is released from Harnett County custody later this week, Cary police will be on hand to transport her to Wake County for processing on at least one count of felony financial identity fraud and one count of felony obtaining property by false pretense for the Sept. 7, 2004 Hummer heist.
She faces a maximum of six to 25 months for each charge based on the facts of the case and criminal record.