By Conrad Dudderar
Senior Staff Writer
A convicted felon with a long rap sheet has been accused of identity theft and stealing personal information after a Yukon police investigation.
Yukon’s Kenneth Scott Moore, 39, was formally charged with the felony crime March 5 in Canadian County District Court. Prosecutors allege Moore unlawfully obtained identifying information of a business in the city of Moore for personal gain.
The defendant violated state law “by willfully and with fraudulent intent obtaining the bank account numbers of Game Time Inflatables (and) personal/business identifying information, with the intent to use said information to obtain or attempt to obtain money, credit, goods, property, or service” in the company’s name without their consent, court documents show.
Moore also has been charged in Canadian County District Court with three traffic offenses – driving under suspension, no insurance and defective equipment.
Yukon police had arrested Moore on Jan. 2 after a traffic stop at 1200 S Cornwell.
Moore, who was driving a pickup, reportedly gave the officer someone else’s name and driver’s license. Police learned Moore’s driving privileges had been suspended, according to a Yukon police report.
Inside a backpack in the truck bed, officers allegedly found a plastic case containing various credit cards, identification cards and checks for several people. A plastic baggie containing methamphetamine also was found in Moore’s front pants’ pocket, the report shows.
As officers prepared to impound the vehicle, they found other items “associated with fraudulent activity” during the inventory, according to the police report.
“There were several other credit cards, check notes, identification cards, social security card, and other documents containing private information of other persons,” the Yukon officer wrote. “There were notebooks and pieces of paper that had numerical sequences consistent with that of credit card numbers.”
Yukon police arrested Moore for false personation of another, driving under suspension, defective equipment, failure to wear seatbelt, and no insurance.
MANY FELONY CONVICTIONS
After being charged with identity theft in Canadian County District Court, Moore appeared before Special Judge Khristan Strubhar. Bond was set at $10,000 and a preliminary hearing conference will be April 22.
Moore could spend three years to life in prison if convicted on the identity theft charge because of a laundry list of felony convictions between 2001 and 2015 in Canadian, Oklahoma and Cleveland counties.
The Yukon man has previous convictions for: Driving under the influence of alcohol, unauthorized use of vehicle, knowingly concealing stolen property, unlawful use/display of license or ID card, second-degree burglary, possession of stolen property, possession with intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances, and possession of a firearm after former felony conviction.
Moore has been on probation since being discharged from state prison in August 2018, Oklahoma Department of Corrections records show.