Tommy Lee Jones, Tim Burton targeted in identity theft, police say
A couple is accused of creating 200 blank access cards and fraudulent credit-account paperwork for celebrities such as Tim Burton and Tommy Lee Jones.
Ex-convict Christopher Herrick, 43, and Traci Godlef, 42, were taken into custody Wednesday at the Glen Capri Inns and Suites in Glendale on suspicion of identity theft and forgery, according to police reports.
Police also reported finding inside the motel a credit-history report with a Van Nuys address and the name Gaylord Focker, a character in the film "Meet the Fockers."
When police searched the motel room, they reported finding computer equipment, including printers, scanners and hard drives. A stolen identification card already had been reprinted onto a plastic card, police said.
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--Veronica Rocha, Glendale News-Press / Times Community News
Photo: Tommy Lee Jones. Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times