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Detectives Discover Evidence of Identity Theft

January 14, 2004 00:00


On Thursday, January 6, 2005, Detectives with the Regional Economics Crime Investigation Center (RECIC) executed a search warrant in Northeast Portland and discovered a large quantity of evidence associated with the crimes of Identity Theft and Forgery. The suspect, identified as 40-year-old Brent J. Gordon, was in custody for an unrelated charge at the time of the warrant. Investigators seized evidence including computers, over 200 identity profiles, counterfeit currency, forged identification, a large quantity of check stock, and counterfeit business and personal checks.

Investigators have spent the past week analyzing the evidence seized and determined that Gordon is a highly sophisticated and prolific forger who had been attempting to hack into a Portland Area payroll database.

In an effort to educate potential victims, RECIC Detectives will display evidence seized during the execution of the warrant and ongoing investigation. The evidence will be on display on Friday, January 14, 2005, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the 14th floor conference room of the Justice Center. RECIC investigators will be available to answer questions about the crimes of Identity Theft and Forgery.

RECIC includes investigators from several different jurisdictions including the Portland Police Bureau, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, West Linn Police, and Milwaukie Police Department.


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