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Scarsdale Police: ID Theft And Phone Scam

Excerpts from the Scarsdale Police Log. The following information was supplied by the Scarsdale Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Pricey ID Theft

An identity thief victimized a Scarsdale resident once again.

This time, one thief went on an Apple store shopping spree, racking up $4,500 in charges on a Canterbury Road resident's credit. 

The resident reported to Scarsdale Police on October 2 that she was the victim of identity fraud. She told SPD that a Barclay's Bank rep called to inquire if she had opened a credit card with the bank (which she had not) and that $4,500 in charges were made to an account in her name, according to SPD.

The victim's name, social security number, date of birth and address were used to open the credit card, according to SPD.

Phone Scam

On October 3, the owner of DeCicco Marketplace told SPD that he received a call from an alleged "Con Edison" worker, telling him he had to pay $300 or have his electricity shut off, according to SPD.

The owner told the man he would call him back. He then checked his phone bill, noticed all bills were paid and then notified police, according to SPD.

Police are investigating.

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