Police Reports: Identity theft, vehicles still targeted

MONROE, CT — A Monroe woman received her credit report and noticed her credit score was low. A closer look found XOOM Energy, a Texas company, took her to collections for $515 in unpaid bills. But she did not open an account and never lived in the Lone Star State.

Police said she called the company and was told an account was opened using her name and Social Security number.

The identity theft victim was advised to contact the three major credit bureaus and to monitor her credit.

Thieves on the prowl

On Monday a Wheeler Road resident told police three unlocked vehicles in his driveway were entered and rummaged through.

Police said a Subaru, a Mazda and a Jeep were entered sometime overnight and a valet key and a regular key was taken from the Subaru.

In an unrelated incident, a Josies Ring Road man told police his vehicle was entered sometime overnight. However, he did not wish to make a formal complaint.

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