Man's Ex Sought in Maxed-Out Credit Card Fraud
Divorced 10 years, man suddenly finds his ex-wife hasn't forgotten him – or his social security number.
A Bayside woman is accused of using her ex-husband’s identity to open up a credit card account and the red flag was back-to-back, maximum withdrawals.
Jillian A. Algrin, 61, was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of unauthorized use of personal identification. If convicted, she faces up to three years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On July 21, the victim contacted the Bayside Police Department and told officers Algrin, who he had divorced 10 years earlier, had opened up a Citibank credit card using his name and Social Security number. The account was opened in October 2011 and the man had no idea it existed until he was contacted by the bank for some suspicious activity.
The suspicious activity turned out to be Algrin making back to back maximum withdrawals from the credit card account at an ATM machine in Florida.
Investigators then went to US Bank where four withdrawals took place in June and saw surveillance video footage of Algrin coming into the bank and performing transactions on the account.
Algrin is out of custody and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.