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Bremerton man’s Social Security ID stolen, misused

A 48-year-old Bremerton man discovered Sept. 2 that his Social Security number has been in use by a woman after he tried to rent a new apartment.

An officer contacted the man at about 12:10 p.m. and the 48-year-old said he recently paid for a background check because he was planning to rent an apartment on Fourth Street.

The apartment manager told the man that the Social Security number that he provided turned up as belonging to a female.

The man showed the officer his Social Security card and told the officer that he does not let it out of his sight.

He went to the Social Security Administration office but the employee could not provide the man with information on the usage of his social security number.

The officer conducted a search of the man’s Social Security number in the police database and the number returned to be associated with the man and not a woman.

The man told the officer he would provide the apartment manager’s contact information.

There are no suspects and the report was forwarded to the Social Security Administration for review.

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