Woman charged with stealing identity of resident in former apartment

AUSTIN (KXAN) – An Austin woman faces charges of identity theft after police say she broke into her old apartment and took the new resident’s personal documents.

According to the arrest affidavit, Roseanne Michelle Selzer moved out of the apartment unit and into a different one in the complex a few weeks before the new residents moved in. The affidavit states the victim came back from being out of town on Sept. 16 and found a lap top computer, iPad, jewelry and cash missing along with personal documents. There were no signs of forced entry into the third floor apartment.

On Oct. 17, the victim notified police of fraudulent credit cards opened under her name and social security number. Two months later, the victim reported more fraudulent credit card accounts opened under her name. One of those credit cards had charges from two Walmart stores and a Best Buy. Police obtained a fraud report linking that account to Selzer. Police then identified Selzer making the purchases using surveillance video from Walmart.

According to the affidavit, police served a search warrant on Selzer and found the victim’s driver’s license, social security card, passport and W-2 tax form.

Selzer is charged with fraudulent use of identifying information.

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