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Police catch man accused of ID theft

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Courts > Martinez bought yoga apparel, Victoria’s Secret items with bogus card

By Tris DeRoma

In an age where surveillance cameras can track your every move, it didn’t take Los Alamos Police Department long to catch up to Jeremiah Martinez.
In January, Martinez, a resident of Albuquerque, thought he’d start the year off by shopping not only for himself, but possibly a special someone who is also into Yoga, according to court documents.
After entering a Circle K convenience store on Paseo del Norte in Albuquerque, Martinez proceeded to snatch up two packs of a “Budweiser brand beverage.” After that, he also took out $40 cash from a nearby ATM (plus $2.50 service fee). He then went online and bought some womens lingerie and some “Yoga Stirrup Tights.”
By the time Martinez was done with his spree, the total bill came to $1,175.55.
According to court documents, Martinez had no intention of paying for his spree, however, as he used the identity of a Los Alamos resident to pay for his shopping excursion.
Local police were able to track Martinez to Albuquerque through surveillance video obtained from Circle K, as well through the address he had the items from Victoria’s Secret shipped to in Albuquerque. Police caught up to Martinez after staking out that address.


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