HILLSBORO, Mo., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A Miami man who stole a Missouri woman's identity on-line apparently did not know she is a judge's wife.
"It was an unfortunate choice of victims," said Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Bob Wilkins told the Jefferson County Journal.
Nancy Wegge of Festus realized something was amiss when Dell Computer called to make sure she had placed a large order. The company was suspicious because the items were to be delivered to Miami while the billing address was Wegge's home.
The investigation led to Henry Lee Berry of Miami. Investigators now believe, based on a search of his home and the houses of two relatives, that he stole the identities of at least 30 Missouri residents, although they are still unsure how he did it.
Berry was arrested last week. Authorities in Missouri are seeking extradition.