An identity theft ring in Washington was running a real Mickey Mouse operation.
Police in Bellevue, Wash., were investigating stolen construction signs last week when they stumbled upon an identity theft operation, KIRO-TV reported.
Among the hundreds of false ID cards and other documents recovered was a driver’s license belonging to Mickey Mouse, the beloved Disney character. The Washington state license says Mickey was born in 1928, lives on Disneyland Drive in Anaheim, Calif., is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and 110 pounds. He’s also an organ donor.
According to the station, on July 3 a resident of a condominium complex in Bellevue contacted a construction firm in the area to alert the company that signs had been stolen from a work site. The company then contacted police.
The investigation led police to three people, who were arrested on outstanding warrants. A fourth person was arrested after admitting to stealing the signs, investigators said, according to KIRO-TV.
Fake ID cards were found on one of the suspects, and police obtained a warrant for a search, which yielded 39 false ID cards and drivers' licenses, 67 fraudulent credit cards, 28 various false government ID cards, seven false Social Security cards and several hundred forged checks.