Topeka Man Arrested In Hoyt Burglary, Suspected Of Identity Theft

(Courtesy: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office)
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office suspects the Topeka man they arrested on burglary and theft charges on Wednesday used his ill-gotten gains to steal his victim's identity and go on a shopping spree.

Authorities found 27 year-old Edgar Leon Lopez-Cardona at home when they went there to serve a search warrant.

He's accused of breaking into a vehicle parked at the Royal Valley Schools in Hoyt late last month and taking identification and financial cards. Those cards were later used to buy more than $1,500 in merchandise at stores in Topeka and Lawrence, according to Jackson Co. Sheriff Tim Morse.

When officials search Lopez-Cardona's homeat 2014 SE Hudson St., they found items they think he used the cards to buy and seized them.

Lopez-Cardona was booked into the Jackson Co. Jail where bond is pending, Morse said.