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Million Dollar Identity Theft Suspect Arrested In Portland

March 07, 2003 00:00


On Thursday, March 6, 2003, Northeast Precinct Officers arrested 50-year-old David James Moreland, a Federal Fugitive wanted for Identity Theft. Moreland was arrested after he attempted to cash a check at the Lloyd Center Branch of Key Bank. Moreland and 36-year-old Tami Fidler, who was already in custody, were both subjects of a joint investigation conducted by the Portland Police Bureau, Salem Police Department, US Postal Inspectors, and the US Attorney's Office. Investigators believe Moreland is responsible for the theft of more than one million dollars in cash and property from businesses and banks using identity theft.

According to Officer Jim Lawrence, of the East Precinct Special Crimes Team, this case represents the largest loss he has ever been involved in and may represent the largest known cumulative loss to area businesses through identity theft. Officer Lawrence credits the Amcrin's CrimeDex Network, which posted Moreland's information throughout their business network, with the arrest of Moreland. For more information about the Amcrin's CrimeDex Network call James Hudson at (503) 723-5990 extension 2 or (503) 381-5860.

This investigation is continuing.



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