Unknown Suspect Wanted for Identity Theft and Felony Child Endangerment

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Identity Theft and Felony Child Endangerment 

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered


November 29, 2012


San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the National City Police Department are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate an unknown suspect wanted for identity theft and felony child endangerment.

Detectives said the unknown suspect stole and assumed the identity of Benjamin McClarnon and worked under this name at Wheels for Rent in National City and Cox Cable in San Diego.  The suspect slowly took over the complete identity of McClarnon. The suspect was able to obtain a DMV license and purchase everything from a truck to diamonds under McClarnon’s name.  In a recent case, the suspect used his girlfriend’s 10 year-old and 6 year-old children to steal merchandise from a store while he waited in the car.  The children were apprehended; the suspect drove off and left the children behind. 

Suspect Description: Adult Hispanic male, 6’ tall, approximately 250-290 lbs., black hair, brown eyes, shaved head, earring in right ear, and may have a goatee.

Anyone with information on the identity and/or location of the suspect should call the National City Police Department Investigator Tom Di Zinno at (619) 336-4473 or theCrime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.CrimeStoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com.


  • Media inquiries about the case can be directed to NCPD Investigator Tom Di Zinno at (619) 336-4473.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to SDPD Officer James Johnson at (619) 531-1500 or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547.


For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous.  The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion.  The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000.  Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.