DUNWOODY, Ga. — Police responded June 1 to a reported identity theft and fraud at an Apple store on Ashford Dunwoody Road. Authorities said a female suspect attempted to purchase three iPhones with a credit card using a fraudulent account. When asked to provide two forms of identification, she provided an Arizona ID and PNC bank Visa both under the name Sarah Shoffner. Store employees checked the cards and determined they were fraudulent.
When the store’s loss prevention officer attempted to detain the woman, she turned and ran away. After a brief chase down the hallway of the mall, the woman was captured and held for police. Employees confirmed that surveillance footage was available of the incident.
The false forms of identification were provided for police. The suspect was placed in the rear of a patrol vehicle and allowed to phone her sister. The police report states that during the conversation, the woman admitted that a man offered to pay her $1,000 to purchase the three iPhone’s and that she knew the account was false. She was placed under arrest and charged with identity fraud and false identification.