Man Arrested on 39 Counts ID Theft

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Corvallis Police arrested a 23-year-old man on Thursday for multiple charges, including 39 counts of identity theft. Police say initially, investigators received a warrant to search Douglas Von Euen’s home after they say he assaulted his ex-girlfriend. “In the process of executing that search warrant, they discovered 39 driver’s licenses that belonged … Continue reading »

Interview: Avoiding Identity Theft

EUGENE, Ore. — For this week’s Crime Prevention Day, our topic is identity theft and ways that you can avoid it. Crime Prevention Specialist Tod Schneider from the Eugene Police Department joined us on KEZI 9 News Midday to discuss the topic.

Police Arrest Albany Woman for ID Theft

ALBANY, Ore. — Police arrested an Albany woman on theft and identity theft charges Friday. Investigators with Oregon State Police and the Corvallis Police Department said 34-year-old Merideth Kachel allegedly stole a man’s backpack in January from inside the Women’s Building on the Oregon State University campus, which had the man’s ID and credit cards. OSP said … Continue reading »

Man Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft

EUGENE, Ore. — A man who stole the identity of dozens of people in Eugene will spend 15 years in prison. Eugene police say Jeffery Nikkel, 35, got information on his victims by breaking into their cars, or going through their trash and recycling. He then used the information to open fraudulent checking accounts, credit cards … Continue reading »

Hackers Hit OSU Events Ticketing

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A ticket vendor used by three Oregon universities has been exposed to hackers, and at Oregon State University, it’s affecting about 5,000 people. If you bought tickets to events at the memorial union or the university theater, you may have been a victim of identity theft. Vendini, the vendor in question, is … Continue reading »

Woman Arrested for Mail Thefts

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Police are investigating a pattern of mail theft on several streets, including Cloverfield Loop, West J Street, Rambling Drive and Lomond Avenue. On Wednesday, officers arrested 31-year-old Jacqueline Martinez for 50 counts of mail theft in four different Springfield neighborhoods. Police say Martinez is already on state probation for identity theft and … Continue reading »

Police Search for ATM Card Thief

CORVALLIS, Ore.– Corvallis Police released a surveillance photo of a man they say stole money from a woman’s bank account, using her ATM card. It happened on March 5 at the OSU Federal Credit Union on 25th St. in Corvallis. The victim accidentally left her card in the machine. The suspect was behind her in … Continue reading »

Local Bankers Push Online Banking

EUGENE, Ore. — In the wake of several celebrities getting their bank accounts hacked, some local experts have some tips about how to keep your accounts safe. The first thing Wells Fargo bankers say people should do is monitor their money carefully. They say the best way to do that is by setting up online … Continue reading »

EPD Searches for Identity Theft Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are on the lookout for an identity theft suspect. They aren’t releasing the woman’s name as of now. Officers say they saw her inside her parent’s home, but when they tried luring her outside, she wouldn’t follow. When her dad came home, he gave officers permission to enter, but the … Continue reading »