Identity theft suspect racked up $787,000 in debt
Police arrested a Mesa man Tuesday on suspicion of identity theft after he tried to buy a $33,000 truck using somebody else’s Social Security number, according to a report.
Investigators said Adan Betancio Guerrero, 36, racked up more than $787,000 in debt since 2001 using the number, including cars and homes.
He has also been using the 24-year-old victim’s Social Security number to get work, police said.
Police made the arrest after Guerrero attempted to buy a truck and it was discovered during a credit check that another customer had the same Social Security number.
Tax records show that Guerrero has used other Social Security numbers prior to 2002 to obtain employment, according to police.