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ID Theft Alleged at D.C. Blockbuster

Monty Solomon (
Wed, 27 Apr 2005 02:00:52 -0400

Ex-Worker Accused of Taking Customer Data, Spending $117,000

By Carol D. Leonnig
Washington Post Staff Writer

A former employee of the Blockbuster video store in Dupont Circle has
been indicted on charges of stealing customers' identities, then using
them to buy more than $117,000 in trips, electronics and other goods,
including a Mercedes-Benz.

A grand jury charged that Miles N. Holloman stole credit card numbers,
Social Security numbers and other private financial information from
the application files of 65 customers of the Blockbuster store in
2003, then used some of that data to open retail store and credit card

According to the indictment, which was unsealed yesterday, Holloman,
25, repeatedly succeeded in pretending to be other people.

Prosecutors say he allegedly ran up major expenses by tapping the
credit of at least five people. In one case, they say, Holloman
obtained a replacement credit card in one male customer's name, then
used that credit card to buy a used 2002 Mercedes and to obtain a
D.C. driver's license that bore the customer's name but Holloman's

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