Breckenridge woman charged with identity theft
April 7, 2014
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM IDENTITY THEFT
Don’t lend your card to anyone – even your kids or roommates – and don’t leave your cards, receipts or statements around your home or office.
During a transaction, keep your eye on your card. Make sure you get it back before you walk away.
Never sign a blank receipt. Draw a line through any blank spaces above the total.
Open bills promptly – or check them online – and reconcile them with the purchases you’ve made.
For more information check out online resources from the Federal Trade Commission.
A Breckenridge woman was arrested Thursday and charged with several felonies including identity theft, burglary and trespassing.
Jessica Christine Sebben, 20, is suspected of using a stolen credit card to make about $430 worth of purchases at local shops and restaurants, according to a December report filed by the Breckenridge Police Department.
Police found fraudulent charges linked to her from City Market, The Lumber Yard Skate and Snow, Clint's Bakery and Coffee House, Downstairs at Eric's and Taipei Tokyo.
Sebben, a former employee of Mountain Vibe in Breckenridge, is also a suspect in a January home burglary and theft in Summit Cove, according to a report from the Sheriff's Office.
District Attorney Bruce Brown charged her with 24 felony counts: 20 counts of identity theft, one each of burglary and trespassing and two counts of felony bond violations.
According to the District Attorney's office, Sebben had not posted the $50,000 bond Friday afternoon and remained in jail.
Her first court appearance is set for Tuesday morning.
If you notice any suspicious or fraudulent activity, contact the Sheriff's Office at 970-453-2232.
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