22-year-old Kelvin Owusu was charged with identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card when police found multiple fake driver’s licenses in his vehicle with his picture and different names. He told police he was stealing to send money to his family in Ghana.
On May 7th, officers were called about identity theft in Mt. Juliet when the victim, Edward Cope, told police that he received an email stating that he had a $2,600 order from Best Buy ready for pick up. Best Buy employees told police, that waited in the parking lot when the defendant, later found to be Kelvin Owusu, was to show up for the pick-up order.
When police made contact with Owusu he agreed to a search of his vehicle where police found multiple Tennessee driver’s licenses with his picture but different names and addresses. One of them belonging to Edward Cope. Owusu explained to police that he was performing identity theft to send money home to his family in Ghana.
Kelvin Owusu was arrested and charged with identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $60,000 bond.