PORTLAND -- With a backyard full of chickens, Kristina was doing her best to live a simple life but suddenly things got complicated, starting with a trip to an office supply store in early June.
"I walked outside to go to my car and there was a scuffle between some undesirables and so I ran into my car as soon as possible and I did get bumped into," said Kristina. "I didn't think much of it. I just wanted to get out of there."
Less than an hour later Kristina made a chilling discovery. She noticed that her wallet was gone. She figured she was pick-pocketed outside the Office Depot.
"Within 30 minutes this guy had used my cards in multiple places, multiple transactions, thousands of dollars within an hour," said Kristina.
Surveillance cameras captured a man trying to use Kristina's credit cards at a Northeast Portland store. Even more disturbing was that he was accompanied by a little girl.
"Just exposing a little kid to that is horrible," said Kristina. "It makes me worry more about her safety than for my personal property."
Kristina would be worrying about her own safety the next day. She and her husband hosted a yard sale. A lot of people came and went, but one stood out. He asked a lot of questions. He even came back after the sale ended and again the next day. Kristina said he looked eerily similar to the man in the surveillance photos.
"I'm 93 percent sure it's the same person," said Kristina. "It's a bit blurry but exact description."
If things could not get any stranger, several days later somebody broke into Kristina's cars. The only things missing were the vehicle registrations.
"Identity theft is a possibility once you have a person's driver's license, credit card, social security number, registration cards," said Lt. Robert King of the Portland Police Bureau.
Kristina strongly believes the man in the surveillance video is trying to steal her identity. Since she enjoys the simple life she is not taking this sitting down.
"I will track him down," said Kristina.
Detectives with the bureau are working the case. If you have any information you are urged to contact Portland police.