Identity theft reported in the Mother Lode. Two Sonora residents told Sheriffs Department investigators accounts had been opened in their names by persons unknown to them.
A Sonora woman told investigators someone opened a credit card in her name and charged more than $900. The Wal-Mart fraud department told local deputies the credit application was obtained on-line from another state.
In second case of identity theft, a Sonora man reports someone in San Francisco opened an account under his name.