1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
November 16, 2001 00:00
Evidence that a combination of 100 different individuals or businesses had their identities or credit compromised along with evidence that purchases were made with the credit information.
A substantial amount of property obtained through Internet fraud after suspects compromised victims’ identity and the computers used to make the fraudulent Internet purchases.
Equipment used to make false identification.
A large amount of blank check stock and the software needed to create bank checks.
A homemade explosive device.
Investigators also found evidence that suspects, using fraudulently obtained credit, purchased a locksmith class and the materials needed to make keys. The suspects then made keys used to steal mail from locked mailboxes. A large number of keys for US Postal boxes were seized along with a substantial amount of mail.
This investigation is continuing and victims will be contacted as they are identified. Lead investigator, Detective Sergeant John Kuechler, expects to submit the investigation to both the Multnomah County District Attorney and the US Attorneys Office for review.
Sgt. Pete Simpson