Troopers: Colonie woman stole from Schenectady County resident’s credit card; Made 100-plus charges



SCHENECTADY – A Colonie woman made more than 100 fraudulent purchases on the credit card of a Schenectady County resident, state police said.

Toni C. Fusco, 30, of Colonie, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count each of third-degree grand larceny, first-degree identity theft and first-degree scheme to defraud, felonies.

The investigation began with a report that someone had unlawfully obtained more than $3,000 in merchandise by credit card fraud, state police said.

The Schenectady County resident reported in November that more than 100 fraudulent charges had been made to the person’s credit card in October and November, state police said.

After a six-week investigation, investigators identified Fusco as the person making the purchases and they arrested Fusco Wednesday, state police said.

Troopers also uncovered information regarding another individual being victimized by Fusco in a similar manner, leading to the scheme to defraud count, troopers said.

Fusco turned herself in Wednesday. She was arraigned and released to return to court later.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges may be field, state police said.

Anyone who has had contact with Fusco and has been the victim of credit card fraud should contact state police in Princetown at 518-630-1712 or 24 hours at 518-630-1700.


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