SCARSDALE, N.Y. – A Scarsdale resident alerted authorities on Thursday that she was the victim of identity theft after approximately $800 was removed from her banking account, police said.
The Crossway resident told Scarsdale police personnel that two charges were made to her account without her authority. One $500 charge, and a second of nearly $300, were made to a correctional facility. The money was sent to Access Secure Package, a company that specializes in care packages for inmates. The resident told police that she was not familiar with anyone in jail.
Chase Bank officials were able to cancel the account and credited her for the money that was fraudulently spent.
Also on the Scarsdale Police blotter from Sept. 10 through Sept. 17:
Neighbor dispute: Police responded to a Lockwood Road residence Friday after the owner complained that his neighbor was causing a commotion outside that was preventing him from sleeping. Officers spoke with the neighbor, who denied causing any disturbances during the day. The two have had problems in the past, and the patrol advised both to refrain from communicating with each other moving forward.
Warrant arrest: A Brooklyn resident turned herself in to Scarsdale Police on Wednesday to serve a bench warrant. Judge Arlene Elizabeth Katz issued the warrant in April 2009 when the suspect failed to pay fines on a charge of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. The defendant was released on $180 bail and is due back in Scarsdale Village Court on Sept. 19.