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November 26, 2013 - 4:16 PM

KELOWNA - A woman who obtained credit cards using someone else's identity apparently racked up $2400 in charges, says police.

Mounties received a report of identity theft fraud that happened in September. An unknown woman used the identity of a 44-year-old Kamloops woman so she could get credit cards at The Bay, Canadian Tire and Home Depot. She may have charged up to $2400 over two cards.

The suspect is described as possibly Caucasian, medium build with brown hair and wearing glasses.

Police say anyone who believes they are a victim of identity theft should notify the bank or credit card company immediately. As well, contact Equifax at 1-800-465-7166 and Trans Union (877) 525-3823 and request a fraud alert be placed on your credit record. Reporting can also be accomplished online at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca, by phone at the Canadian Anti-Fraud Call Centre 1-888-495-8501 and also with local police. Record the date and times of steps taken and with the contact person's information.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity or whereabouts of this suspect is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP, Const. Konsmo at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca, call (250) 718-0428 or tweet @AdamProskiw.

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