San Francisco police are hunting a possibly murderous crook whose been accessing the bank account of a 74-year-old homicide victim.
A family member found Joseph Williams dead in his apartment on Folsom Street in the Mission district Thursday. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.
Last weekend, police released a photo of a suspect who has been tapping William’s bank account throughout the Bay Area. On Monday, the suspect was identified as 52-year-old Craig Ogans.
Citizens familiar with Ogans saw his picture in the media and called police, police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said Monday.
One of the pictures showed Ogans at the teller of a Bank of America on Union Street in Cow Hollow.
Ogans allegedly accessed Williams' bank information at other banks in San Francisco and in other Bay Area cities. Video surveillance also showed Ogans using the information at a Target store.
Ogans is not currently a homicide suspect, but rather a person of interest in the case, Andraychak said.
He is described as a black man standing 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing about 125 pounds. He has a thin build and a medium complexion, police said.
Ogans was seen driving a stolen silver 1995 Mercedes “E” Class, a four-door vehicle with a sunroof, Andraychak said. The car has the California license plate number of 4KUC615, he said.
Police are asking anyone who sees the car or Ogans to call 911.
Anyone with any information on the homicide is also encouraged to contact the SFPD homicide detail at (415) 553-1071, or the anonymous tipline at (415) 575-4444. Tips can also be texted to“TIP411.”