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These men are wanted for identity theft. Do you recognize them?

Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputies are asking for help identifying two men suspected of identity theft.

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The men had checks created using another person’s account information and drained their victim of $1,700. Placer County Sheriff’s Office

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The men had checks created using another person’s account information that cost the victim a total of $1,700. Placer County Sheriff’s Office

The suspects allegedly stole a victim’s account information, created checks under his name and cashed them at local stores. Four checks were cashed at Trader Joe’s in Folsom, Sacramento, Davis and Brentwood, two were cashed at the UC Davis student store and one was cashed at an unidentified Food Source, said Dena Erwin, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.

The victim lost about $1,700 in total, though Erwin said that was likely to be returned by the bank linked to the account.

Anyone with information about the men is asked to call Detective Lakshan DeSilva at 530-889-7854, or Placer County Crime Stoppers at 800-923-8191 if they wish to remain anonymous.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel

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