Man Accused of Opening Credit Cards With Another Identity

Suspect goes to Boston Store and Macy's and opens the accounts, police say.


A 49-year-old Chicago man is accused of using another man’s identity to open up two credit card accounts at stores within Southridge Mall.

Courtney Jenkins was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Monday with two counts of unauthorized use of personal identification. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison and $20,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Oct. 24, Jenkins went into Macy’s and opened up a credit card account using the identity of a 48-year-old Mississippi man named John Coleman. He then obtained the card and used it to purchase items from the store.

Jenkins then went to Boston Store and again opened up a credit card using Coleman’s identity. He then tried to use the card to buy more items at the store, however, Coleman was contacted and he said personal documents had been stolen out of his car about a year ago.

Greendale police officers were called to the store, who then apprehended Jenkins, who admitted to his real name.

He’s currently being held in Milwaukee County Jail on $300 bond.  


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