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Monday, April 13, 2020

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Detectives Arrest Serial Identity Theft Suspect NR20080ne

Hollywood: Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Burglary/Theft detectives announce the arrest of Raj Weaver-Bey of Arleta for Identity Theft.

During a relationship with the victim, Weaver-Bey stole her ATM card after obtaining the PIN without the victim's knowledge. He then used the card to purchase laptop computers and money orders without the victim's permission. Weaver-Bey was convicted of a similar crime in Santa Barbara in 2018.

Detectives arrested Weaver-Bey on April 9, 2020. When he was detained, Weaver-Bey had two ATM cards and several fraudulent checks. Both owners of the cards told detectives they had recently been the victims of identity theft and theft by use of access card. One of the victims further stated an unknown suspect had deposited fake checks into her account and immediately withdrew cash before the checks cleared, causing a negative account balance.

Anyone with information is urged to call Hollywood Burglary Detective Brian Richardson at (213) 972-2929 or email him at 36402@lapd.online. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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