Trump Tower Resident Arrested For ID Theft Scheme

CHICAGO (CBS) — Do you know this man? He might know you.

Dimitar Vangelov, a 27-year-old Bulgarian, has been charged with felony identity theft. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports Vangelov was arrested Monday in unit 44 B at the Trump Tower, a $3,500-a-month four-room unit at the ritzy skyscraper.

Court documents say he drives a Mercedes-Benz 500-Series, but has no recordable income. He also was in possession of eight credit, debit or gift cards with his name and someone else’s bank information, court records show.

The Illinois Attorney General’s office said in a court filing that, “The people now have evidence that the defendant was involved in a comprehensive identity theft and computer fraud scheme involving over 300 victims.”

He might not be the only perpetrator in the scheme Officials claim he pulled in tens of thousands of dollars in profit from his scheme.

Asked how many others might be involved in the scheme or who his victims were, Attorney General’s office spokeswoman Maura Possley would only say “the case is ongoing.”

Vangelov has been ordered held on $25,000 bond. His defense attorney did not return a call for comment.

  • G-Lep

    Yard Ape?? Is this you??!

  • zatso

    We Americans are stupid. Yes you and I

    Crime does PAY> m

    Try it, you;ll like it.

    First time offender and expert witness for the government makes him a millionaire with his book deal.

    You don’t even need a gun.


  • expatriateoutlaw

    That’s the ticket…get that Trump name in the headlines so people will read your journalistic vomit

  • !

    Ask his 300 victims if THEY think he should get bail……………………

  • Centurion

    Very recordable income. This euro trash is probably pulling down 20 Thou per month in stolen credit card money.

  • Centurion

    BAIL? i BET he gets a cash advance on one of the credit cards.!

  • Tony

    Let the people who were the victims in this scam work him over from head to toe with a bat….

  • Tunsiss

    Big deal. Now the taypayers get to foot the bill for his trial and subsequent deportation. Gotta love this country!!!!

  • ....Ignorants is Bliss....

    Nothing surprising about this story…Europe is where all the biggest thieves/criminals originated from any way…

  • G-Lep

    I wonder who owns Unit 44-D and was renting it to him.

    • Just Axin

      G-Lep- I think it’s the address for Hoth Industries.

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