Ex-Worker Accused of Taking Customer Data, Spending $117,000
By Carol D. Leonnig Washington Post Staff Writer
A former employee of the Blockbuster video store in Dupont Circle has been indicted on charges of stealing customers' identities, then using them to buy more than $117,000 in trips, electronics and other goods, including a Mercedes-Benz.
A grand jury charged that Miles N. Holloman stole credit card numbers, Social Security numbers and other private financial information from the application files of 65 customers of the Blockbuster store in2003, then used some of that data to open retail store and credit card accounts.
According to the indictment, which was unsealed yesterday, Holloman,25, repeatedly succeeded in pretending to be other people.
Prosecutors say he allegedly ran up major expenses by tapping the credit of at least five people. In one case, they say, Holloman obtained a replacement credit card in one male customer's name, then used that credit card to buy a used 2002 Mercedes and to obtain a D.C. driver's license that bore the customer's name but Holloman's picture.