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ID Thief Caught on Camera: Do You Recognize Him?

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FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

An identity thief tries to go on a pricey shopping spree but leaves two businesses empty-handed.

Now, police have his picture, they just need to figure out who he is.

Surveillance video from Home Depot on Kings Canyon in Fresno shows the man at a cash register with a cart full of merchandise.

Police say he tried to open a credit card account and buy $1,400 worth of power tools, but something didn't add up and employees denied him credit.

Exasperated, the man throws his hands up in the air and leaves.

The next day, he tried to buy a car at the Own A Car dealership in Fresno.

But the salesman didn't believe he was telling the truth.

"He told me he's self employed, I asked him the name of company, and I asked him to spell it, he didn't know how to spell the name of his company," said Nael Sadaddean, a salesman who helped the man.

Police say, the man stole the identity of a Valley business owner.

He presented the salesman with a driver's license that had his picture on it, but the information on it was not his.

So when he tried to take out a car loan to buy a 2010 Dodge Challenger, he got caught.

"The information just did not match; the answers he was giving were the wrong answers. And there was also a fraud alert on there," said Sadaddean.

Managers called police, but the man left before police got there.

"I think those men went above and beyond what he was supposed to do, which is deny the person, that's why he left," said Ty Wood with the Clovis Police Department.

The man is described as being in his 40's, about 6 feet tall, with a goatee and tattoos on his neck and both arms.

He was last seen driving away in what looked like a gray Volkswagen Passat.

If you have any information, you're asked to call Clovis Police.

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