Ex-Utilities Worker Caught with ID Theft Info

Police say suspect tried to buy Porsche using stolen identity


It's unclear if Bischoff used the man's name fraudulently, according to the court documents. He told officers Bischoff had "a very bad habit of excessive spending. He recounted how she recently had a $20,000 sauna installed in her home as well as a very expensive tanning bed," the police report states.

Bischoff bought the Velvet Court house in 2002 for $280,000, according to county records.

Bischoff worked in customer service at Colorado Springs Utilities for about four years, leaving in November 2005. She had access to customer information that included customers' addresses, payment histories, full or partial Social Security numbers and bank-account information, if the customer was signed up to make payments electronically.

A computer-system upgrade that has been in the works will block out all but the last four digits of a Social Security number and bank-account information, Beck said.

Colorado Springs Utilities employs about 2,000 people and serves about 300,000 homes and businesses.