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Edgewater police arrest identity theft suspect from Nebraska

Police said Christopher Zimmerman, 48, has a criminal history in several states.
Credit: Edgewater Police Department

EDGEWATER, Colo. — Edgewater police have arrested a Nebraska man accused of stealing people's identities in several states.

According to a release from the Edgewater Police Department (EPD), Christopher Zimmerman, 48, was arrested at the King Soopers at 1725 Sheridan Blvd. after he provided identification belonging to a victim from New York.

Officers thought there was something suspicious about Zimmerman, and they had him provide a fingerprint, the release said. That fingerprint was instantly uploaded, and officers learned Zimmerman's true identity, EPD said.

Zimmerman had two active warrants out of Nebraska and Washington for identity theft and forgery, according to the release.

Zimmerman possessed a laptop, a printer for making IDs, and blank ID cards, as well as several credit cards with different names on them, according to EPD.

Police said Zimmerman has a history of identity theft crimes using other assumed names in Washington, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Nebraska.

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He was booked into the Jefferson County jail on several new felony charges, as well as his outstanding warrants, according to police.

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