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Multiple Identity Thefts Reported in Dobbs Ferry

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – There were several cases of identity theft reported by village residents last week, with three different people falling victim to the crime.

A 57-year-old Dobbs Ferry man was the victim of identity theft between Nov. 12 and Feb. 7 according to police. Police said the man’s Capital One account info was obtained by an unknown person who made three monthly purchases of $10.55 at a Florida gym. He discovered the fraudulent charges when he received his bill.

A 55-year-old Dobbs Ferry woman was the victim of identity theft and police said an unknown person filed her tax return using her social security number. Police said the filing occurred on Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. and the woman was notified of the tax return filing by the IRS on Feb. 28.

Police said a 21-year-old Dobbs Ferry woman was contacted by a collection agency saying she owed $2,686.98 after an unknown person opened an account with five different phones. Police said the fraudulent account was set up between Sept. 15 and Feb. 28.

Other news from the police blotter:

- Oakley sunglasses valued at $225 and $10 in coins was stolen from a 43-year-old Dobbs Ferry man’s 2010 Chevy Silverado on Feb. 28 according to police. Police said the theft occurred between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. while the man’s car was unlocked.

- Police said a Stop & Shop employee reported an unknown older man was seen taking 65 lbs of crushed recycled bottles from the store’s loading dock on Feb. 29 at 1 p.m. Police said the crushed bottles had a value of $200. The incident is still under investigation by police.

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