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Stolen identity used to open fake bank account

A Birmingham resident discovered on Tuesday, January 3, a fraudulent checking account was opened in her name.


The 44-year-old Birmingham resident, who lives in the 1500 block of Southfield Road, came in and filed a fraud and identity theft report with the Birmingham Police Department on Tuesday, January 3, after she was alerted that her name was used to open a fraudulent checking account.


The victim said she told a bank representative about the fraudulent account, who was able to confirm that no transactions had occurred. The account was then closed, and the victim has not seen any additional identity theft activity since.


Birmingham police report there are no suspects currently.

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