Police in Washington state have discovered Mickey Mouse was the victim of an apparent identity theft.
Police recovered hundreds of false ID cards, driver’s licenses, documents and forged checks, after stolen construction signs led investigators to the discovery of an identity theft operation.
Among the driver’s licenses -- one with a photo of Mickey Mouse that said he was born in 1928, lives on Disneyland Drive in Anaheim, California, is 5 feet 2 inches tall, 110 pounds and is apparently an organ donor.
On July 3, a resident of a condominium complex noticed what appeared to be two stolen road construction signs in an adjacent patio.
The resident contacted the construction company that owned the signs and confirmed they had been stolen from a job site. The company then contacted police.
An investigation led to three people being arrested on outstanding warrants. A fourth person was arrested after admitting to stealing the signs, according to investigators.
Three fake ID cards were found on one of the people arrested and a search warrant was obtained for the condominium.
According to police, the search yielded 39 false ID cards and drivers' licenses, 67 fraudulent credit cards, 28 various false government ID cards, seven false Social Security cards and several hundred forged checks.
Police are in the process of contacting victims in this case.
"It appears that most of the victims in this case had their identities stolen after their mail was stolen or their cars were broken into by these suspects,” said Lt. Lisa Patricelli. "This is a good reminder for people to consider buying locked mailboxes, and to never leave valuables in our vehicles."
It is not known if Mickey Mouse had reported a car prowl or mail theft.