A Keizer man was arrested Thursday, Oct. 10, on multiple charges relating to identity theft.
In April, Homeside Financial, LLC, report to the Keizer police that the company was the victim of a data compromise. Homeside received notification from two employees that accounts were being opened in their names and money was being fraudulently routed to other accounts.
An investigation by the company revealed that a laptop belonging to an employee was used to obtain unauthorized files from Homeside’s file server. They also learned that numerous fraudulent connections to work computers originated from the router registered to the employee’s Keizer home.
While investigating, detectives learned that the employee’s son, Jackson Hansen, 28, had cloned a copy of his parent’s work laptop and is allegedly responsible for the various crimes that included at least 80 fraudulent credit card applications as well as issuance of a loan secured against a victim’s 401(k) account. Detectives identified 11 victims in this case.
On Thursday, detectives served a search warrant in the 800 block of Manbrin Drive NE, at Mr. Hansen’s home.
Among other items, detectives located a fraudulently created checkbook in a victim’s name with Hansen’s address printed on the checks. They also located a small amount of methamphetamine.
Hansen was transported to the Marion County jail where he was charged with nine counts of identity theft, two counts of computer crime, one count of theft, one count of attempted theft, one count of forgery and unlawful possession of methamphetamine. His bail is set at $955,000.