Colorado Springs police officers are searching for a man accused of identity theft.
Jaylen Mitchell has an arrest warrant charging him with identity theft, forgery, fraud by check and theft. Police say he's involved in a scam where he uses someone else's personal checks without permission.
Police say the scam works like this: Mitchell will befriend someone, then confide in the person that he has a check from selling a vehicle that he needs to deposit--but he does not have an ID card or bank account. The victim, police say, will deposit a check for Mitchell and make withdrawals from the bank over a several-day period, until the bank realizes the check is invalid. Mitchell's new "friend" then becomes responsible for paying back the bank.
Mitchell also goes by the names Jaylen Ross and Ross Mafioso. He's a black man, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 160 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.
If you see him, or know where he is, call Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867). You could earn a cash reward.
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