Friday, March 24, 2017
Officers arrested an Oceanside, N.Y. woman Thursday for racking up $27,000 in fraudulent charges on a Westporter’s credit card, police said today.
Rachael Alexander, 39, turned herself in on a warrant at Police Headquarters on a variety of larceny, conspiracy, identity theft and illegal use of a credit card charges that date back to November 2014 when the victim filed a report.
“Officers learned that $13,000 was charged to the victim’s credit card from a fraudulent company,” said Lt. David Farrell.
“As Detectives investigated this crime, they discovered multiple other fraudulent companies which were created by Rachael Alexander and a co-conspirator who has not been arrested as of this date.”
Alexander illegally obtained credit card information from the victims, and then she would bill a phony company that she had created, Farrell said.
The amount of fraudulent charges totaled $27,000 for the Westport case. Farrell said that Alexander was also investigated by other towns for similar crimes.
Her bond was set at $85,000, and she is scheduled to appear in Stamford Superior Court, Part A on Friday, April 7.
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