Huber Heights police are investigating what they are calling “a very large scale fraud/identity theft complaint” involving a Chicago-area credit union.
According to the department, Alliant Credit Union has identified several fraudulent accounts from the Dayton area and suspected several hundred more accounts from this area were fraudulent.
“This credit union is a legitimate business and has been fully cooperating with our investigation,” Huber Heights police said in a prepared statement. “During this investigation, it was determined that a citizen of Huber Heights had an account fraudulently opened in their name at this credit union.”
Police said the credit union, earlier this year, sent letters to the suspected fraudulent account holders requesting verification of the accounts, but received little to no answer from them.
The fraud department suspected that many of the people that received the letters may have thought it was some kind of credit card offer or scam itself, according to police.
If anyone received a letter from Alliant Credit Union or has observed an Alliant Credit Union account on their credit report they should contact Huber Heights Police at 937-233-1565.