A man in Austin, Texas, awoke from a coma to find himself the victim of identity theft. Within the two months that he was unconscious, a woman had used his debit card to steal over $1,300 from his bank account. The man had his backpack in the hospital room with him, which also had his wallet with debit card in it.
“It’s disgusting. It’s bad enough that it was stolen from him, but he obviously wasn’t aware of it, couldn’t take care of himself and someone took advantage of that fact,” Police Detective Matt Conley said.
Thankfully for the man, the thief’s photo has been taken at some of the ATMs and police are now looking for her. She’s Hispanic, in her late 20’s to mid-30’s. She has a young child and drives a maroon 2005-2006 Chevrolet Silverado LS crew cab or extended cab pickup with a tan interior and a black toolbox in the bed. If you have any information, call the APD Financial Crimes Unit at 974-5290. or CrimeStoppers at 472-TIPS.
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