The Sherman Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly used another person’s identity to wrack up thousands of dollars in unauthorized purchases back in August.


The department released a photo of the man on its Facebook page Tuesday morning. According to the post, the suspect opened credit cards at Target and Best Buy on Aug. 29 and used them to purchase more than $3,000 of merchandise, including an Apple laptop.


“We don’t know as far as how the information was obtained, but to open those accounts you’d have to have name, address, phone number, probably date of birth and a social security number,” Sgt. D.M. Hampton said.


The Sherman Police sergeant said the suspect’s use of the identifying information and the amount of money charged made the offense a felony.


Hampton encouraged those with information regarding the suspect’s identity or whereabouts to call Officer Tyler Halter or Sherman Dispatch, both at 903-892-7290.