- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) - A theft ring in Houston allegedly used apartment leasing records and stolen ID information to buy more than $485,000 worth of fancy cars.

KPRC-TV (https://bit.ly/1xPe8hG ) reported Thursday that five people have been arrested on fraud and identity theft charges.

Police Sgt. Tolan Harding says seven identities were used at eight dealerships to buy a dozen luxury cars over about a month’s time. Two female defendants allegedly used the stolen data to set up credit lines so they could get breast implants.

Police say two male defendants wanted to lease an apartment and stopped at a complex. They noticed a storage facility, returned later and stole boxes of leasing records.

Police recovered all of the stolen cars, including a Chevy Camaro that sold for $12,000 on Craigslist to an unsuspecting buyer.

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Information from: KPRC-TV, https://www.click2houston.com


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