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Resident reports identity fraud

Tuesday January 29, 2013 2:35 PM

New Albany police investigated a case of identity fraud reported at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 17 by a resident in the 6900 block of Grate Park Drive.

The victim claimed personal information was stolen from the South Carolina state tax data base in August 2012 and used to obtain an American Express card.

The card was used to purchase a computer system that was sent to an address in Michigan, police said.

In other recent incident reports from the New Albany Police Department:

* A 25-year-old woman was arrested for drug abuse and drug paraphernalia at 1:21 a.m. Jan. 27 at state Route 161 east of Beech Road.

* A 46-year-old man was arrested on outstanding warrants for assured clear distance ahead and a seat-belt violation at 9:09 a.m. Jan. 24 in the 5700 block of Rue Montmartre Street.

* A 35-year-old woman was arrested on outstanding warrants for driving under suspension and failure to display at 5:20 p.m. Jan. 19 on Hamilton Road at state Route 161.

* A 38-year-old man was arrested for failure to reinstate, no headlights and on an outstanding warrant for OVI at 5:04 a.m. Jan. 19 on Smith's Mill Road east of U.S. route 62.

* A 26-year-old man was arrested for theft of copper wire valued at $500 from a construction site at 9:33 p.m. Jan. 20 at state Route 605 and New Albany Road East.

* A gas station on Granville Street reported at 12:07 p.m. Jan. 22 someone left without paying for $58.59 in gasoline.

* A gas station on Granville Street reported at 5:54 p.m. Jan. 18 someone left without paying for $20 in gasoline.

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