A Broadalbin woman has been accused of systematically taking identities from her job and using them to open credit card accounts, police said.
Police said Victoria Horton, 34, opened the credit card accounts at Wal-Marts in the region — two in Glenville, one in Halfmoon and the other in East Greenbush. Horton is believed to have gotten the personal information from her job as a clerk at New York Oncology in Gloversville, police said.
Police said Horton used the cards to purchase thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and gift cards, which she then resold online.
Police said the thefts were made easier because store clerks either did not ask for identification or got talked out of requiring it when the accounts were opened, police said.
Horton is charged with four felony counts of second-degree identity theft. Horton was given an appearance ticket and ordered to return to court Feb. 12.
She was also charged last month in Montgomery County with a similar scam there.
Police said they are looking for any other victims. Anyone with information can call Glenville police Det. William Marchewka at 384-0135.
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