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Hastings Police: Identity Theft, Scams Reported

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – Three cases of money fraud and scams were reported to Hastings police last week.

- A Hastings woman reported to police on Oct. 9 that someone had illegally accessed her Chase checking account and withdrew $5,657.35. The woman told police bank statements showed the withdrawals were made Aug. 17, Sept. 5 and Sept. 7. Police said the documents showed the withdrawals were made in Kansas City, Mo.

- Another resident told police on Oct. 14 she was the victim of identity theft after someone opened a Macy’s credit card in her name Aug. 15 and charged $442.44 to the account. The suspect also attempted to open a Visa accounton  Oct. 6, police said.

- A Hastings man reported he was scammed out of $3,000 on Oct. 13 after someone called him claiming to be his grandson and said he was stuck in jail and needed the money to pay for a car he damaged, police said. The man wired the money via Western Union to a location in Montreal before realizing it was a scam. Police referred the case to the Montreal Police Department.

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