Police Probing Identity Theft Incident

CLEARFIELD – The Lawrence Township Police Department has initiated an investigation into an incident of identity theft.

Police said a Texas man allegedly opened a checking account through J.P. Morgan Bank and used a township resident’s name, social security number and birthdate. Then, the man allegedly obtained funds illegally with a fraudulent check, which he deposited into a Texas bank account.

The man went to a Texas ATM machine and withdrew $5,000 from the account. He subsequently closed the account with the bank. However, J.P. Morgan learned the check was fraudulent and notified the township resident about the incident.

Police are currently working alongside Global Security Investments of J.P. Morgan to investigation the incident.

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