(GREENVILLE)- Greenville Police Department (GPD) detectives have arrested two suspects in connection with multiple charges ranging from identity theft to larceny. The crimes were committed by the suspects stealing and/or tampering with mail. At this time, detectives are working to notify in excess of 50 known victims in the Greenville area of this forgery ring and have not ruled out the potential that more victims will be identified.
Kristopher Michael Kendra, 40, and Misty Baker Morrison, 41, have been charged with multiple counts of Financial Transaction Theft (Credit Cards), Identity theft, Fraud, Forgery, and Larceny.
Investigators say the scheme included the suspects unlawfully taking victims’ mail to acquire checking account and other personal information, stealing checks to modify for personal use, making fake identifications to include driver’s licenses and passports to facilitate these crimes.
GPD advises anyone suspecting their personal or financial information may have been compromised to look into the benefits of a credit monitoring system for added protection.
Lt. Jason Rampey provides a brief overview of this identity theft operation in a video posted HERE or at: https://www.facebook.com/GreenvillePoliceDepartment/videos/1764123236977790/
Anyone with any information regarding these crimes is encouraged to contact the Greenville Crime Stoppers Hotline at 23-CRIME (864-232-7463).