A Miami woman was charged with one count each of criminal use of personal identification and grand theft after Palm Beach police said she attempted to use another woman’s identity to buy $1,412.40 worth of items at Neiman Marcus on Worth Avenue.
Lismary Rodriguez, 27, was in the checkout line and attempting to pay for her items using a Neiman Marcus credit card when employees became suspicious that it was fraudulent and called in the loss prevention department, according to the police report
Rodriguez said the card belonged to her and her mother, but she could not verify the account, the report said.
The loss prevention officer told police the account had been created using another woman’s address, date of birth and Social Security number. When contacted by police, the woman said she had not created the account and did not have one with Neiman Marcus.
She also said she had not given anyone permission to use her personal information to obtain a credit card or line of credit, and that she had no children. She verified that her address and date of birth were consistent with the information used to create the fraudulent account, the report said.
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Rodriguez also was charged with one count of cocaine possession after police searched her belongings and found three clear zip lock plastic bags containing a white powdery substance, which tested positive for cocaine, the report said.
Public records show that Rodriguez has an active warrant out of Texas for fraud charges.