Santa Rosa Police: Fraud, identity theft suspect had personal documents of more than 100 victims
Above: Daniel McRae booking photo | Santa Rosa PD
Santa Rosa police have announced the arrest of a man suspected of numerous counts of fraud and identity theft, among other charges.
Police began investigating in September of this year after a man had allegedly used another person’s identity information to buy a car. The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Daniel McRae of Santa Rosa, whom police soon located and arrested during a traffic stop on Wednesday, September 22. At the time of his arrest, police said, McRae was in possession of large amounts of mail and other personal documents containing other people’s identifying information.
That same day, investigators served search warrants at two residences associated with McRae, one on the 400 block of Link Lane and the other on the 500 block of Aston Way, as well as a storage unit on the 900 block of Hopper Avenue. In total, investigators discovered evidence of fraudulent credit cards, ID cards, stolen mail, and records containing the personal identification information of over 100 victims throughout Sonoma County and the entire state, police said. Investigators also recovered a loaded and unregistered firearm.
McRae, who is reportedly already on probation for five separate cases ranging from burglary to forgery to identity theft, was booked on a total of twenty-seven felony charges including burglary, identity theft, forgery, grand theft, and unauthorized possession of personal information.