Identity documents of 100 people found in Wollongong home, man charged: police

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Identity information of more than 100 people has been found in a Wollongong home as part of an investigation into the use of a stolen credit card, police allege. 

Officers from the Wollongong Target Action Group launched an investigation after being alerted to the use of a stolen credit card between 1.20am and 11.30am on Saturday.

Police say items were purchased at service stations and supermarkets in Wollongong.

Officers executed a search warrant around noon on Tuesday at a home in McKenzie Avenue in Wollongong.

Police will allege that during a search of the house they located identity information relating to more than 100 people.

The identity documents consisted of credit cards, driver’s licences, financial institution correspondence and other documentation.

Police say they seized the stolen credit card and items of clothing used during the commission of the offences.

A quantity of methamphetamine was also seized from the home.

A 45-year-old man was arrested at the premises and taken to Wollongong Police Station.

The man was charged with three counts of dishonestly obtain property by deception, possess identification information to commit an indictable offence and possess prohibited drug.

He has been refused bail to appear in Wollongong Local Court on Wednesday.