PD: Woman uses IDs of dead relatives to buy $10,000 in products

Posted at 11:46 AM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 19:49:17-05

Gilbert police have arrested a woman who they say used the identities of dead relatives to purchase 60 items worth about $10,000.

Court records show that between July and November of 2016, a woman used identities from her deceased relatives to acquired thousands of dollars from two credit unions in Maricopa County.

Police report that 38-year-old Elizabeth Eva Martinez obtained personal information from dead relatives and used that information to acquired cash from two Arizona credit unions. She also reportedly used credit cards from the relatives to buy 60 items from online vendors worth about $10,000. 

Police say Martinez used her bank account and the account of her young son to move cash around.

She was reportedly seen on several surveillance videos from the credit unions making the transactions. Police say her son was with her during some of the transactions

She was arrested on December 12 and has been charged with identity theft, fraud, and multiple counts of forgery.