The authorities have arrested a suspect who they allege was part of an identity theft ploy. They believe that the accused used the information, which was taken from an elderly man, to make over $50,000 in purchases.
The caregiver of an 80-year-old man who has dementia reportedly got a couple of bills in the mail in the name of the man for whom she works stating that he owed a dental clinic several thousands of dollars for work that he never had done.
After an investigation into the claims was opened, it was reportedly discovered that someone had used the victim’s personal information at the Friedman Dental Group to open a credit account. The person then had over $41,000 in dental procedures done, including a new set of implants to replace the teeth that had rotted in his mouth.