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New Albany: Officers recover missing tablet

Wednesday May 1, 2013 2:09 PM

New Albany police say they recovered one of two electronic items stolen earlier this month from New Albany High School, 7600 Fodor Road.

An iPad valued at $600 was reported missing at 11 p.m. April 9. The victim said the iPad was locked inside a locker shared with two other students at the high school. It had last been seen at 1:45 p.m.

The iPad was recovered and returned April 12 after officers identified and contacted a suspect.

No charges were filed in the incident.

An iPod valued at $300 was reported missing at 8:14 p.m. April 8. The victim said it was in a bag that was not locked in a locker and must have been taken between 1:49 and 2:30 p.m. April 8.

Police have not recovered the iPod.

New Albany police also are investigating three cases of identity fraud.

On April 8, a resident in the 5000 block of Snider Loop Road reported someone used the victim's information, opened three credit cards at Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue and spent $14,846.22 from March 31 to April 8. The victim said someone also tried to open a Nordstrom account, which was denied.

On April 15, a resident in the 7000 block of Maynard Place reported someone misused personal information to file a tax return. The tax return was filed between March 29 and April 12.

On April 16, a resident in the 6000 block of New Albany Road East reported someone used the victim's information to open two credit card accounts between 2 and 8:25 p.m.. The victim reported the crime at 9:02 p.m. April 16 after being notified by one of the department stores with a credit card in the victim's name.

None of the three victims had any idea how their information had been stolen.

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