Police: ID thieves using stolen tax info

H & R Block in Huber Heights. (WDTN Photo/Kris Sproles)
H & R Block in Huber Heights. (WDTN Photo/Kris Sproles)

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – Huber Heights police are investigating several cases of identity thefts that stemmed from information stolen from H&R Block records.

The stolen information has been used to open credit card accounts and for making internet purchases.

“I would have never in a million years thought someone could break into a tax store, especially one as well known as HR Block and steal hundreds of people’s information and I definitely think it’s one of those things that you think it will never happen to you,” said Connie Ames, victim and wife of WDTN employee.

H&R Block, along with the Huber Heights Police Department have sent out hundreds of letters to other potential victims advising them to check their credit reports for strange activity.

“They’re going to target personal information, social security numbers, W2s, information that’s confidential so that they can open up credit cards, different accounts and begin using those accounts to purchase items over the internet is what these people are targeting,” said Lt. Matt Dulaney, Huber Heights Police Department.

If you receive one of these letters please check your credit history immediately and report strange activity to your local police department.

Anyone with information on possible suspects is asked to call Detective Jimmy Gebhart at 937-233-3594.

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