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Niskayuna man charged with identity theft

Niskayuna man charged with identity theft

A Brunswick woman said that several accounts had been opened in her name without her consent.
Niskayuna man charged with identity theft

NISKAYUNA -- A man who police said stole more than $29,000 by opening credit card accounts in another person's name has been arrested by State Troopers. 

Asif Ismail, 32, is charged with first-degree identity theft and third-degree grand larceny, both felonies, according to the state police.

The charges came after a Brunswick woman said several credit card accounts had been opened in her name without her consent, troopers said. Ismail is alleged to have made charges in excess of $29,000 in those accounts. 

Ismail was arraigned and was in Rensselaer County Jail pending bail, as of Monday. 

 

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