These ID Theft Suspects Sought by Long Beach Police

One of three suspects in an alleged identity theft ring, according to Long Beach PD.
One of three suspects in an alleged identity theft ring, according to Long Beach PD.
Long Beach detectives have identified a pair of alleged identity thieves involved in a years-long fraud crew and are seeking three other suspects, whose photos were released Tuesday afternoon.

Two of the suspects were already arrested and in the custody of other police agencies when that case allegedly linked them to identity fraud at the Long Beach Sam's Club, and Long Beach detectives began an investigation, the Long Beach Police Department said.

Ultimately, the Long Beach case found that a ring of thieves obtained credit cards with stolen iDs - often from people outside California - then used the credit cards to purchase gift cards and expensive electronics, the department said.

Ayesha Wilson, 43, of Long Beach, and Nanette Macon, 34, of Adelanto, "are responsible for 39 identity theft incidents committed at Sam’s Club, located at 7480 E. Carson Street, Long Beach, as far back as 2009," the police press release stated. "Suspect Wilson was arrested on February 24, 2013, by the Beverly Hills Police Department on unrelated charges, and Suspect Macon was arrested on April 22, 2013, by the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, also on unrelated charges."

The L.A. County District Attorney's office has filed 21 counts of identity theft against Wilson, and 18 counts of identity theft against Macon. They'll be prosecuted in Long Beach's county Superior Court, police said.

Sam's Club parent company Walmart has an investigations operation that narrowed in on three added suspects involved in the same scheme of using stolen IDs from out of state to get credit cards then used to buy expensive merchandise including tablets and other tech.

Long Beach investigators are hoping someone recognize and can name the woman and men in the photographs they released Tuesday, saying they're guilty of 10 more cases of identity theft. Police think the suspects live in L.A. County. 

Anyone who may information on the identities of these suspects is asked to call Long Beach Police Identity Theft Detective Andre Sanchez at (562) 570-7602.  Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.


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