“One of our detectives is working on it, she’s our white-collar crime specialist and she has identified 145 victims within our jurisdiction, several of them businesses, and an additional 115 victims in other jurisdictions, so you’re looking at over 260 victims right now,” said Maj. Don Woodruff with the Duluth Police Department.The victims, according to police, are now out of more than $1 million collectively as the result of identity theft and financial fraud.
Crawford is in jail on charges related to the crimes. Dalyrimple was also involved, according to police. “He was the biological father and the child was turned over to the grandmother in custody and then he went to the day care, picked him up and left with him,” said Woodruff. Police would not say anything more about how they believe the two were able to get the money and personal information of others.
Police said the investigation began with a call from across the country. (Source)
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