MILTON, Ga. — A woman went to the Milton Police Department on Sept. 24 and reported identity theft.
The victim said her cell phone, email and bank accounts were compromised and she received notifications for several fraudulent purchases in her name.
The Milton woman’s travails began Sept. 23 when she got multiple text messages from T-Mobile about $3,000 worth of phones and watches on her account that she didn’t order. The phone company flagged the transactions as fraudulent and didn’t authorize them, police said.
Later the same day, the victim received notifications that her email password was changed without her knowledge. According to police, she got alerts soon after about several drones purchased in her name from Cloud City Drones. The devices, which cost several thousand dollars, were shipped to a Jefferson residence.
The victim also got an email alert from Navy Federal that a woman had been added as an authorized user on her bank account, and 14,000 was transferred to a Zelle account.