ID theft yields $44,000 in fraudulent credit card charges.

February 6, 2019

ID theft yields $44,000 in fraudulent credit card charges.


LUDINGTON – A local resident discovered her identity was stolen, which resulted in fraudulent credit card charges of $44,000, said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

The identity theft was reported to the sheriff’s office Tuesday, Feb. 5, around 3:30 p.m. in the City of Ludington. “The victim reported discovering her identity had been stolen and an unknown person had opened multiple credit card accounts in her name,” Cole said. The case remains under investigation.

Other police recent activity in Mason County includes:

Monday, Feb. 4, 2019:

– 7:15 p.m., (Michigan State Police), car/deer crash, 7000 block of Fountain Road, Custer Township.

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019:

– 2:28 p.m., (MCSO), a 22-year-old Scottville man was arrested for driving while license suspended following a traffic stop, Second Street and Washington Avenue, City of Ludington.

– 2:30 p.m., (MCSO), a 29-year-old Fountain man was arrested on two failure to appear warrants, Martin Avenue, Branch Township.

– 4 p.m., (MCSO), a 27-year-old Ludington woman and a 32-year-old Ludington man were both arrested on outstanding felony warrants for possession of heroin/cocaine or other narcotic less than 25 grams, maintaining a drug house and felony firearm as part of a State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team investigation, 900 block of North Gaylord Street, City of Ludington.

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