Columbus police assist in federal identity theft investigation

Published 12:45 pm Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Columbus Police Department recently assisted the United States Department of State and numerous other agencies with an investigation of identity theft.

John Blake

Columbus police arrested John Blake on Oct. 31, 2009 under the alias of Douglas Scott Baker for driving while impaired. What the department discovered later was that Blake had been living under an assumed and fraudulent identity for nearly 30 years, committing many criminal offenses.

As a result of the federal investigation, Blake is now facing numerous charges in Florida, as well as having assets obtained through his criminal offenses seized.

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– article submitted by Columbus Police Department