Rockets owner’s identity stolen; woman charged

Rockets owner’s identity stolen; woman charged

Harris County (Texas) Precinct One Constable investigators said.‘ data-reactid=”22″>A Texas woman allegedly used Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta’s social security number to open a new line of credit and the ensuing investigation has uncovered at least a dozen other potential victims, including Walmart heir Alice Walton, Harris County (Texas) Precinct One Constable investigators said.

Stephanie Hunter, 27, is charged with felony offenses of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information and making a false statement to obtain credit, investigators said. She admitted to using Fertitta’s information, police said.

per KHOU. When she filled out the paperwork, she used Fertitta’s name and social security number with a fake Gmail address that had Fertitta’s name, per KHOU. But she used her own address and phone number, enabling investigators to find her.’ data-reactid=”25″>Police found Hunter opened a $15,000 line of credit at the bank and a $5,000 line of credit at Conn’s Home Plus in late 2019, per KHOU. When she filled out the paperwork, she used Fertitta’s name and social security number with a fake Gmail address that had Fertitta’s name, per KHOU. But she used her own address and phone number, enabling investigators to find her.

police said. She’s expected to face additional charges.’ data-reactid=”27″>Hunter, now out on bond, is accused of stealing identities of at least a dozen others victims, including Walton, police said. She’s expected to face additional charges.

“Identity theft is so prevalent,” Harris County Constable Alan Rosen said. “This case should serve as a warning to everyone that they should take steps to protect their good name and credit.”

per Forbes. She resides in Fort Worth, Texas.’ data-reactid=”31″>Walton, 70, is worth $51 billion, per Forbes. She resides in Fort Worth, Texas.

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