Illinois restaurant manager stole customer IDs, paid for Disney trips

Richard Thompson | Contributor

It’s been said that Walt Disney World is a place where dreams come true. For Alexander Pare, those dreams landed him in the back of a cop car.

The Illinois restaurant manager stole the identities of over 50 customers to pay for trips to Disney, according to authorities. The 26-year-old was arrested last Tuesday in his Lincolnshire restaurant and charged with aggravated identity theft, identity theft and money laundering.

Amassing over $50,000 from stolen gift cards, credit cards and cash, Pare travelled to Walt Disney World Resort 15 times in five months and with Disney Cruise Line twice with falsified information.

Police arrested Pare July 2 on his way to work and found fake IDs, gifts cards, and a loaded handgun.

Bond was set at $500,000 and police are determining if there were any additional victims.

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