Among the large houses and lush trees of Amherst Street, identity theft victims abound.
University Park police are investigating more than a half dozen recent identity theft cases where the victims have similar addresses.
On May 9, residents from five houses in the 3100 block reported discovering unauthorized credit cards opened in their names. On May 11 and 12, two more reports came in with the residents living at a home in the 3000 block and another in the 2800 block.
“We are working on the assumption that the cases that you have mentioned on Amherst are related,” said Lt. John L. Ball of the Criminal Investigations Division.