Teen arrested over stars' identity theft
A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of illegally accessing personal information about a number of A-list celebrities, including Beyonce, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian.
Luis Flores was taken into custody in Lake Mary, Florida on 7 August (13) over allegations he used Hollywood superstars' private details to steal their money and credit cards.
The 19 year old was apprehended alongside Kyah Green, 41, who told authorities Flores is her son.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, agents allegedly discovered wire transfer evidence in their apartment, as well as a flash drive full of information about Top Gun icon Tom Cruise, Beyonce and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, among others.
The pair stands accused of phoning up credit card companies and pretending to be their famous targets, changing the addresses on the accounts and asking for replacement cards to be mailed to their apartment.
Green has been released on bail, while Flores is being held without bail in the Seminole County Jail.
Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Bill Gates, and Kardashian's mother Kris Jenner were also allegedly among the high-profile victims.
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