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A 20-year-old Arcade woman stole a relative's identity and used it to take out more than $7,000 from a checking account, Wyoming County sheriff's deputies said Sunday. Christine M. Barr was arrested Thursday after police investigated fraudulent charges on a family member's checking account. They found that Barr had taken the checking account information, and had been pu…

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An Orleans County woman was arraigned Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including forgery, identity theft and grand larceny, in an alleged scheme to forge her mother's signature on documents used to purchase a vehicle. Linda C. Feeley, 59, of Holley, was charged with six counts of forgery, along with grand larceny, identity theft and six counts of conspiracy, four cou…

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A City of Tonawanda man faces up to seven years in prison after admitting to stealing more than $40,000 from his employer. Robert Kirisits, 53,  pleaded guilty to grand larceny, identity theft and forgery. Between July 2013 and July 2015,  Kiristis stole $41,236.18 from Transpo Bus Services by diverting checks into his personal bank account and writing unauthorized c…

A Guinean national who was convicted of possessing a fraudulent passport and aggravated identity theft has been sentenced to 36 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Abdoulaye Barry, 25, of Jamaica, Queens, was stopped Feb. 26 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Rainbow Bridge. Barry is a citizen of Guinea in West Africa.  Barry was carryin…