Thankfully, the victim was contacted before the transfers from his bank account were complete. In yet another case of ID Theft and Fraud in Wilkes, a man reported to the Sheriff’s Office that someone used his banking information for some unauthorized purchases. The online purchases were from Walmart for 200 dollars and from Sears for 200 dollars. There was also a Western Union transfer for 995 dollars. The victim was contacted by his bank regarding the two online store purchases which were stopped before being completely processed. Also, Western Union is working with Sheriff’s Investigators in determining the identity of the suspect. There have been multiple reports of ID Theft in Wilkes since the beginning of the month. Today at 1:05 on 3WC, we will talk with David Dalrymple from the Better Business Bureau about ID Theft and how to protect yourself.