Bronx Man Has Identity Stolen—by His Own Father, Cops Say

Barry Paddock, NY Daily News, December 28, 2013

When a 26-year-old Bronx man got hounded by a collection agency, he went to the cops to report a debt he didn’t recognize. Imagine his surprise when the cops came and busted his own father for identity theft and fraud.

The dad, Jeffrey Harris, 55, opened an account in 2008 using the Social Security number of his son, who has the same name, authorities said Friday.

The father later closed the account with a $2,235.95 negative balance. He went on to open an AT&T cell phone account in 2011 and a TD Bank checking account in 2012, using his son’s identity, according to court papers.


Jeffrey Harris, Sr.

Jeffrey Harris, Sr.


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