SUGAR LAND, Tex. -- (KIAH) -- Sugar Land police are searching for a man accused of stealing another person’s identity and then opening lines of credit for expensive dental work.
Investigators said the suspect went to Smile Texas for a consultation on Nov. 30 and used a false name to schedule dental work that included surgery and dentures totaling $45,000. During the consultation, he verified an approved loan through an online lending service for procedure.
Police said molds were made and medical personnel were scheduled, but the man didn’t show up on the day of the surgery. While trying to reach the man by phone, another man called the dental office and informed the office staff that someone had used his personal information to open fraudulent lines of credit.