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Crimestoppers seeks information in an identity theft at Verizon Wireless

Last Updated on February 21, 2023 5:15 pm

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:

On February 4, 2023, an identity theft was reported to have occurred at Verizon Wireless, located at 1822 Blowing Rock Road in Boone. An unknown male provided fictitious identification to a Verizon Wireless associate, then proceeded to purchase various cellular items under a legitimate customer’s account.

The unidentified male was described as being approximately 5’6”, wearing all black, with black hair. The male was balding. The male may have been a passenger in a white Ford Explorer with out-of-state tags. 

Attached are photographs associated with this incident.

The Boone Police Department is asking that anyone with information regarding the identity theft or of the identity of the suspect(s) in this crime or any other crimes, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959 / 828-737-0125 or the Boone Police Department at 828-268-6900.  You may also submit a Crime Stoppers Tip via our website at All information will be kept confidential.

High Country Crime Stoppers pays rewards for information, which leads to arrests; recovery of stolen property; seizure of drugs and the location of wanted persons.

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