By Leslie Griffy
San Jose police arrested a man they believe stole money from Web sites
raising money for Hurricane Katrina victims, participated in 20
burglaries and ran a 30-person identity theft ring, officials said
Officers picked up Jeremy Matthis, 37, of San Jose, on Dec. 30, officer
Jermaine Thomas said.
Police said the suspect confessed to leading the identity theft ring.
After going through Matthis' computer, officers said they believe he
worked 20 burglaries. Matthis also used 200 stolen identities to spend a
million dollars, officers allege.
Through the investigation into Matthis' computer, officers believe he
hacked into sites raising money for victims of Hurricane Katrina and
transferred money to himself and others.
Copyright 2008 San Jose Mercury News
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