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Identity theft opens the MLGW account, leaving a balance of over $700: MPD

By meerna Jun17,2024
Identity theft opens the MLGW account, leaving a balance of over 0: MPD

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A woman accused of opening a Memphis, Light, Gas and Water account in someone else’s name and leaving a balance of more than $700 is now in jail.

Laroya Thompson, 26, is charged with identity theft. He is currently in custody on $2,500 bail.


On July 18, 2023, the victim reported to police that when she tried to open an MLGW account, she was told she owed $749 from her previous account.

The location of the service was The Trails apartment complex. The account was opened in November 2021 and closed in June 2022.

The victim reportedly never lived or opened MLGW services at this location.

After conducting her own research, the victim determined that the mother of her brother’s child, identified as Laroya Thompson, may be responsible for using her personal information without permission to open an MLGW account.

Investigators say the account was opened online and Thompson made the payment using her email address and phone number.

However, the account was seized in the victim’s name.

Police were able to identify Thompson and verify her email address, phone number and personal information.

On July 25, 2023, the victim went to the Economic Crime Bureau and the reports identified Thompson as the person responsible for using her identity.

Laroya Thompson is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning.

By meerna

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