FBI assists Sun Prairie police with fraud cases
Similar cases reported in Madison
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — The FBI is now collaborating with the Sun Prairie Police Department on an ongoing fraud investigation.
Earlier this month, the Sun Prairie Police Department said it has received similar reports of identity theft and fraud in late July and early August.
Sun Prairie police on Wednesday said they now have more than 20 victims in a small geographical area who have had their identities stolen. Police said many victims were located on two adjacent streets, including Gas Light Drive and Willow Brook Trail on the east side of the city of Sun Prairie.
In most cases, the identity of victims was used to open fraudulent accounts at large retail locations such as Macy’s, Sam’s Club, Best Buy, Victoria’s Secret and others, police said.
The purchases have been made primarily in the states of Texas, Arizona and Georgia, police said.
Sun Prairie police said they have determined that several other cities in Wisconsin have been investigating very similar cases. Many of these cities are located near Madison and Milwaukee, police said.
Sun Prairie police said they are collaborating with the FBI in Columbus, Ohio, as the FBI has been investigating several similar cases in Ohio.