Victim solves his ID theft, Californian comes to Utah to find his 'double'


For the past couple of years, Anthony Cerini couldn't figure out what was happening to his credit rating. The problem came to a head when he went to file his taxes this year and was told that a tax return had already been filed under his Social Security number.

Later, the 29 year old Fullerton, Calif., resident was rejected for a loan to buy a house because of outstanding debts in Utah.

"I was like, 'Utah? Utah? I never lived in Utah,' " he said.

As the mystery unfolded, Cerini learned that a man who authorities believe stole his birth certificate more than a decade ago was living in Salt Lake City under his name and making big item purchases. deseretnews.com | Victim solves his ID theft

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