PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -– A man described as a prolific ID thief was caught with personal information from Oregon Health & Science University, according to police and prosecutors.
Daniel Leroy Turner, 51, was booked into Multnomah County Detention Center Tuesday afternoon after he was arrested by Portland police. According to court documents filed by Deputy District Attorney Melissa A. Marrero, an officer saw a U-Haul Ford F-150 that was driving without functional tail lights.
When Turner finally pulled over, he got out of the car and started to walk away, according to court documents. Officer Justin Raphael yelled at Turner to get back in the car, but he reportedly turned around and yelled “Why the f—- are you even stopping me,” according to Marrero’s filing.
Eventually, back up arrived and Turner consented to a vehicle search. Inside, police found 3 wallets, a briefcase, numerous cards in different names, bolt cutters, a screwdriver and a file, court documents revealed.
When Turner gave the officer paperwork for the U-Haul, it was reportedly in the name of “Jose Iniguez”. When the officer called the phone number on the listing, Turner’s cell phone rang, according to court documents.
Detective Peter McConnell found even more evidence of ID theft including 3 social security cards, an Australian driver’s license, a Selco Community Credit Union card, a Nevada driver’s license, 3 separate birth certificates, 4 other driver’s licenses with different names, a passport, and 10 additional debits and/or credit cards, according to court records. McConnell also found an OHSU spreadsheet with about 100 names listed on it, and about 48 corresponding social security numbers.
Investigators are working to determine how Turner reportedly got in possession of the data from OHSU. They could not say if the data belonged to patients or employees. On Wednesday afternoon, a spokesperson with OHSU told KOIN 6 News she was looking into the matter.
During a police interview, Turner reportedly expressed frustration at being back in custody, court documents said.
Earlier this month, Portland Police Bureau sought help from the public in locating Turner. Police said he stole personal belongings from 6 metro gym locker rooms.
Turner now has 4 separate cases involving ID theft pending in Multnomah County.