Wednesday, October 11, 2017



Police trying to identify identity theft suspect

Surveillance image of Fishkill suspect

WAPPINGER – State Police are investigating what they are calling a “felony lane gang” identity theft ring.  The crimes occurred in several areas of the country.

Police said suspects have stolen victims’ purses and wallets from vehicle in order to obtain credit cards, check books and identification. Some of the vehicles were broken into while others were left unlocked for short periods of time while the victims went into a business or dropped off their children at daycare.

The suspects used the stolen IDs to make fraudulent purchases or cashed forged checks against the victims’ accounts.

In one case caught on surveillance video, a woman in a white Jeep Grand Cherokee cashed a forged check at a bank branch in Fishkill.

Motorists are reminded to lock their doors and not to leave valuables unsecured in their vehicles.


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