A Colorado Springs detective was honored Wednesday for his work in tracking down a suspect wanted for defrauding several tax stores.
Employees at Liberty Tax Service honored Detective W. Lambert by giving him a plaque for investigating the crimes against the business.
Detective Lambert has been a key player in tracking down Randall Heath, who is accused of using false names and social security numbers to file false tax returns.
Investigators say Heath stole personal information from multiple victims in order to make fake drivers licenses and W-2 tax forms to get tax return money.
Lambert says the investigation is a team effort, and he is grateful for the recognition. "It's real nice, especially for a large business to take the time and thank us for the work that we've done," said Lambert.
Police say Randall Heath had bonded out of jail, and is now wanted on more identity theft charges. A new warrant has been issued for his arrest, and police are trying to locate him. If you have any information that could help police in this case, please call 444-7000.