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Lockport woman charged with victimizing dad in identity theft

LOCKPORT – A City of Lockport woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with running up thousands of dollars in purchases that were charged to her father, who found out about it when the bills were turned over to a collection agency.

Patricia A. Marshall, 29, of Beattie Avenue, was charged with first-degree identity theft and fourth-degree grand larceny, both felonies.

Lockport Detective Kevin Schrader reported that David L. Miller, who lives in the Monroe County Town of Greece, called him Feb. 24 and reported that he had received bills for about $2,000 from Dell Computer and $1,147 from AT&T Wireless. As the investigation proceeded, the man found that he was also on the hook for a car loan and a bill from Progressive Insurance. He said he hadn’t had any contact with his daughter in years, but discovered that the goods were delivered to her address in Lockport.

Schrader said he visited Marshall’s residence Monday and found Dell equipment there. Marshall turned herself in Wednesday afternoon.