Identity thief on the loose in south metro

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga.–Fayetteville police Wednesday warned that an identity thief has made purchases with other people’s money in several area jurisdictions.

Police say the thief has used stolen identities in Fayetteville, Mableton, Austell, Smyrna, Kennesaw, Atlanta and Henry County since December. He most commonly shops at Target and Publix stores.

In fact, police released surveillance photos Thursday of him leaving a Target store after he had made purchases with a stolen identity.

If you have any information about these stolen identity cases, please contact Sergeant Cagle with Fayetteville Police at 770-719-4219. Tipsters may also report information anonymously to Crime Stoppers 404-577-TIPS. Those who provide information leading to an arrest and conviction may be eligible for a reward.

Police urge consumers to monitor their credit card statements carefully and report any discrepancies to their banks.

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