It started when they were buying a new car. They went to the car dealership, traded their current vehicle and completed an application for a loan.
They later found out that the loan officer kept their Social Security number, posed as the customers and purchased another vehicle.
"It was a bad deal," Ron Wise, vice president and loan officer at United Citizens Bank, said.
While the situation actually happened in another town, Wise said, the person involved was from Taylor County, one in a growing number of identity theft victims.