Two victimized by ID theft

Two Oak Bay residents were taken by fraud when their ID was stolen

  • Nov. 7, 2011 7:00 a.m.

Oak Bay police investigated two cases of identity theft last week. In one case an Oak Bay resident reported fraudulent purchases had been made in Venezuela using identification in her name. The resident had vacationed in Venezuela a year ago and police believe her documentation was compromised at that time.

In the second incident, a resident reported that a Shell credit card, that had never been activated, had its numbers used numerous times in Langley and Cloverdale running up purchases of more than $1,500.