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Md. police trying to find ID theft victims

ELKRIDGE, Md., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Police said they were trying to identify at least 100 victims of identity theft whose private information was found in a hotel room in Elkridge, Md.

Four suspects from Florida face charges for a theft scheme that stretches across at least four states, the Howard County, Md., police said Wednesday in a news release.

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Police said a hotel housekeeper alerted them to some suspicious documents she found in a trash can. A search of the hotel room and the vehicle of the person registered to the room turned up hundreds of personal and financial documents from various states and victims, including driver's licenses, credit cards, checks, Social Security cards and bank statements, the police said.

Police said they also found $12,000 in cash and several wigs in the vehicle.

So far, police have identified 18 victims in Maryland, seven in Florida, four in Virginia and one in Georgia. Investigators were working with neighboring jurisdictions and federal investigators to identify more victims and file additional charges, officials said.

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