Suspect linked to identity fraud at Verizon Wireless store in Lake Oswego
Tualatin Police responding to reports of possible identity fraud at a Verizon Wireless store last week arrested a man they now believe is responsible for a similar incident in Lake Oswego on the same day.
An employee at the Tualatin store on Hazel Fern Road told officers on May 5 that a man was trying to buy four iPhone 6 Plus phones using someone else's name and account information. When police arrived, the man initially gave them someone else's name and identification card, but police were eventually able to identify him as 37-year-old Estifany Herrera-Cedano of New York.
Herrera-Cedano was arrested and charged with first degree theft and identity theft.
During their investigation, police were also able to recover evidence that tied Herrera-Cedano to a similar incident at the Lake Oswego Verizon Wireless store on Monroe Parkway earlier the same day involving four additional iPhone 6 Plus phones. Herrera-Cedano was issued a citation for first degree theft and identity theft for the crimes at the Lake Oswego location; he was booked into the Washington County Jail on the charges stemming from the Tualatin incident.
Police believe Herrera-Cedano may have been involved in a similar crime in Utah and that there are possibly additional victims locally. Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call Officer Jack Rose with the Tualatin Police Department at 503-691-4800.