(WICHITA, Kan.) — Wichita police credit an observant Sedgwick County Deputy with helping find a possible identity theft ring.
It all started around 1:45 Wednesday afternoon when the deputy stopped a vehicle in the 4200 block of S. Hydraulic. The deputy found several suspicious pieces of identification which he thought could be involved in identity theft.
The Sheriff's office contacted WPD's financial crimes division which talked to the suspect. Through their investigation, they found several IDs which were apparently stolen from homes and cars.
"Identity fraud is a big problem and we need people to keep track of their IDs, keep track of their wallets...don't leave those in accessible areas," WPD Spokesman Doug Nolte tells us.