Identity Theft Victim Receives Suspicious Phone Calls

Imagine someone stealing your cash, credit and ID cards, not to mention your good name. One Savannah woman's going through the hassles right now. It was just last week that someone stole Rebecca Bush's purse. Now she's getting calls from people trying to buy drugs.

For more than 30 years, the Mount Tabor Baptist Church has been a second home for Bush. "I always felt safe, I always was safe," she said.

Until last Wednesday. Bush was inside the church when she hear a loud bang. She came outside and found her windows were smashed.and her pocketbook gone.

"Everything in it was valuable," she said.

If that wasn't scary enough, in the last few days, Bush has gotten some suspicious calls. "When I asked them what they wanted, they told me they were looking for drugs," she told us.

Bush says at least three people have called looking to buy either firearms or drugs. One man who called even told Bush that he had met her the night before. "He described I was a smaller person with gold teeth in my mouth," she said.

And with no gold teeth to sport, Bush and her daughter Kewanna are terrified on what the fake Rebecca Bush might do next.

"They're using her name, they can sell someone bad drugs and a person can come after my mother and this can be fatal," said Kewanna.

"I am extremely scared," said Rebecca. "If I could change my face I probably would."

She's not going to do that, but Rebecca says she is changing the locks on her house. We spoke to Savannah-Chatham police today and they say, if you think you are a victim of identity theft, cancel all your credit cards and get a copy of your credit report to make sure someone hasn't been using them and ruining your good name.

Reported by: Hena Daniels, hdaniels@wtoc.com