FLORENCE — Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman who used someone else's identity to open charge accounts at local businesses.
"The victim lives in New York and she was contacted by someone from Home Depot asking about an account she was trying to open up in Florence," police detective Jerry Pearson said. "The woman has never been to Alabama and didn't know anything about an account." Pearson said investigators have determined that the suspect used the New York woman's name and Social Security number to open accounts at Kohl's, Sears, Belk, Dick's Sporting Goods and J.C. Penny.
He said the woman was denied credit at Home Depot, Best Buy, T.J. Maxx and Lowes.
"How she got this lady's name and identification is something we are still trying to determine," Pearson said. "Right now, we're trying to identity the suspect." He said the woman used a fake New York identification with the last name Jackson to make purchases on Oct. 19-20 of clothes and electronics along with other items at the local stores.
Anyone knowing the identification of this woman is asked to call police at 256-768-2728 or Shoals Crime Stoppers at 256-386-8685.
Colbert County sheriff
Gregory Lee Tribble, 46, 2015 Lauderdale 16, Florence; first-degree theft of property.
Jennifer Fowler Murphy, 47, 5134 Lauderdale 61, Florence; grand jury indictments for first-degree theft of property, second-degree theft of property and second-degree forgery.
Cory Stone Campbell; 20, 2216 Virginia Ave., Muscle Shoals; leaving the scene of an accident.
Prescription drugs were taken from a residence in the 600 block of West Fifth Street.
A 1991 white Mercury Tracer was taken from the 500 block of Roosevelt Avenue.
A credit card was taken from a residence in the 1200 block of East First Street.
Cash totaling $300 was taken from a residence in the 1400 block of Woodmont Drive.
Two depth finders, a trolling motor, boat seats, fishing tackle, batteries, a life jacket and trailer tires were taken from a residence in the 700 block of Willingham Hill Road.
Lauderdale County sheriff
Forty coins were taken from a residence in the 100 block of Lauderdale 47, Killen.
Three jewelry boxes containing assorted rings and earrings and a bowl of change were taken from a residence on Alabama 157, Florence.
Two mailboxes at residences in the 1400 block of Lauderdale 24, Florence, were damaged.
A woven top and two knit tops were taken from a business in the 300 block of Cox Creek Parkway.
A cordless drill was taken from a business in the 100 block of Cox Creek Parkway.
An iPhone4 was taken from a business in the 400 block of West College Street.
An iPad2 was taken from a residence in the 1200 block of Bradshaw Drive.
A leopard print purse, black wallet, $56, debit and credit cards, diamond hoop earrings, a $40 check and various forms of identification were taken from a residence in the 200 block of North Crown Street.
A 1999 gold Toyota Sienna was damaged while parked at Trade Street and Phoenix Street.
Breaking and entering
Steel-toed boots and a stereo were taken from a 1995 gray and white Ford F-150 truck parked in the 1500 block of Helton Drive.
Two cellphones and more than $500 in change were taken from a residence in the 600 block of South Nashville Avenue.
A 13-foot trampoline was taken from a residence in the 400 block of Edgewood Drive.
Breaking and entering
Prescription pills were taken from a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe parked in the 4000 block of North Jackson Highway.
A gold and brown purse was taken from a 2004 red Dodge Stratus parked at the VFW Hall on North Raleigh Avenue.
A zebra print purse, Social Security card, driver's license and debit cards were taken from Riverfront Park
More than $500 in cash, three insurance cards, a wallet and driver's license were taken from a business in the 4000 block of North Jackson Highway.
A fan was taken from a business in the 800 block of South Montgomery Avenue.
A residence in the 1600 block of High Street was broken into but nothing was reported taken.
An X-Box 360 was taken from a residence in the 1600 block of Frey Avenue.
A 46-inch television was taken from a residence in the 1500 block of High Street.
A 2012 white Chevrolet Impala was damaged while parked in the 4900 block of Hatch Boulevard.
Two pumpkins were thrown in a swimming pool at a residence in the 500 block of Terrace Street.
A plastic mailbox at a residence in the 100 block of Wilson Dam Road was damaged.