County Attorney: Man Stole Identity of More Than 300 People

Hai Jay Phu Vu Photo: Washington County
Hai Jay Phu Vu

April 05, 2018 03:24 PM

A Woodbury man has been charged after authorities say he stole the identity of more than 300 people, according to a release from the Washington County Attorney's Office. 

The release said 53-year-old Hai Jay Phu Vu faces one count of identity theft and two counts of obtaining employment benefits through false representation. 


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The county attorney's office said Vu obtained personal information from people who donated to the nonprofit he worked for. Vu used the information to make purchases, apply for credit cards and make unauthorized withdrawals from bank accounts. 

Vu made his first appearance in court Thursday. His bail was set at $300,000. 


Ben Rodgers

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