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Suspected identity thief turns herself in to police

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Latasha Kaufman AKA Latasha Salsberry (Source: Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers) Latasha Kaufman AKA Latasha Salsberry (Source: Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A woman wanted on identity theft, fraud and other charges is now in police custody.

Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers said Latasha Kaufman, 39, of Baton Rouge, also known as Latasha Salsberry, turned herself in to authorities Tuesday.

She is a former student at Baton Rouge Community College and suspected of stealing the identity of another BRCC student. The BRCC Police Department reported the victim was using the computer lab on campus to activate her BRCC debit card in September 2013 and Kaufman allegedly tried to help.

However, detectives said several days after the card was activated the student discovered the funds had been transferred into an account under Kaufman's name.

Kaufman was wanted by BRCCPD for access device fraud, computer fraud, felony theft and identity theft. She was wanted by the East Baton Rouge Parish under her alias Latasha Salsberry for failing to appear in court on charges of access device fraud and attempted identity theft.

According to investigators, she also leased a car in September 2013 and did not make a payment or return the vehicle. She was wanted by the Denham Springs Police Department on a charge of failure to return a leased vehicle.

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