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Police: Woman Steals ID Of Westchester Resident To Make $1.5K In Purchases

A Long Island woman who made nearly $1,500 in fraudulent charges in Northern Westchester has been charged with identity theft, police say.
A Long Island woman who made nearly $1,500 in fraudulent charges in Northern Westchester has been charged with identity theft, police say. Photo Credit: File

A Long Island woman who made nearly $1,500 in fraudulent charges after stealing the identity of a Northern Westchester woman has been charged with identity theft, police say.

Yorktown Police say Stephanie Fletcher, 35, of West Hempstead turned herself into police headquarters on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

According to police, a Yorktown resident reported noticing multiple fraudulent charges on her Wells Fargo Debit Card on Nov. 15, 2018.

Further investigation revealed that Fletcher fraudulently used the card to make purchases totaling $1,459.23 between July and Nov. of 2018, police say.

Fletcher was charged with second-degree identity theft, a Class E felony, and released on her own recognizance. She is scheduled to appear in Yorktown Court on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

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