NEWS ALERTS: Woodbury man charged for identity theft of 300 people in Twin Cities

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Hai Jay Phy Vu, 53, of Woodbury had his first appearance in Washington County Court on Thursday. A judge set his bail at $300,000. Vu is charged with one count of identity theft and two counts of false representation of unemployment benefits.

WOODBURY, Minn. (KMSP) – A former accountant for a Minnesota homeless shelter allegedly stole the identities of 300 people in the Twin Cities metro and used their banking information to pay his bills and daughter’s tuition, according to a criminal complaint. Many of the victims were donors to the shelter he worked at.

Hai Jay Phy Vu, 53, of Woodbury had his first appearance in Washington County Court on Thursday. A judge set his bail at $300,000. Vu is charged with one count of identity theft and two counts of false representation of unemployment benefits.

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