Florida authorities say a man from Pensacola was caught stealing people’s identities and collecting urine samples after creating a fake online job ad, WCTV reports.
The Tallahassee Police Department and the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) said Gerald Washington, 19, posted a fake online ad that he was hiring 1,100 people for jobs.
“They say Washington then set up a temporary office in Tallahassee, obtained applicants’ social security numbers and even urine samples for jobs that didn’t exist,” WCTV reports.
He also collected bank information for the “job application” and charged a $25 fee, according to a news release from the DEO. The duped job seekers were even told what day they would start.Washington was arrested on charges of criminal use of personal identification information and organized communications fraud.
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