Woman charged in Bloomfield Twp. identity theft

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

The Oakland County prosecutor has charged a 47-year-old Detroit woman for allegedly stealing a Bloomfield Township resident’s identity to go shopping.

In early November, the victim told Bloomfield Township police that her personal information might have been compromised during a data breach at the U.S. Government’s Office of Personnel Management; within weeks, she “began receiving unsolicited credit cards in the mail and was contacted by Home Depot about a credit application which she had not applied for,” police said in a statement.

An investigation found that on Nov. 8, Dionne Latashu Wilson had opened a credit account at a Toledo-area Home Depot in the other woman’s name, police said.

The next month, another police department arrested Wilson “for similar fraudulent activities” at a Menard’s after she was found with a Michigan ID card containing her photo but all of the Bloomfield Township victim’s personal information, officials said.

The investigation was presented to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office, which issued charges for identity theft.

Wilson, 47, was arrested Wednesday and later arraigned at 48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills. Bond was set at $10,000. Her next court appearance is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. March 29.