Quick-Thinking Mom Leads Police to Identity Thief With More Than 180 Victims

A Utah mom said she was able to help police identify a thief who they suspected was stealing the identities of more than 180 people after her husband noticed strange charges on her credit card.

Leanna Trujillo’s husband noticed something was amiss when thousands of dollars worth of transactions started popping up on her credit card, reported Fox 13.

“My husband asked if I had gone on a spending spree,” Trujillo told the news station. “I’m like, ‘No!'”

Trujillo then started tracking the purchases and their locations which led her to a store that had surveillance cameras near the cash registers, reported the news station. As a result, police were able to arrest the alleged suspect, Landen Warr, on March 8.

Trujillo managed to get her credit card back after the ordeal, but what she didn’t expect was something else of hers had been stolen as well.

“[They said] we have your credit card on our desk and your mail,” Trujillo told the news station. “I’m like, ‘our mail?’ He had been stealing our mail and I had no idea!”

According to West Jordan Police, Warr had been driving around in the middle of the night checking mailboxes and stealing mail. He had allegedly already stolen from 180 people.

Fortunately with Warr’s arrest, his crime spree had come to an end.

The suspect was out on parole at the time of his arrest, reported Fox 13. He’s currently being held in the Salt Lake County Jail on $50,000 bond.

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