Thief racks up $1,000 in charges after stealing West Chester man’s identity

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Someone stole a 39-year-old West Chester Twp. man’s identity, opened a Verizon account and racked up more than $1,000 in charges.

An unidentified person opened the Verizon account between May 1 and Sept. 25 and incurred $1,167 worth of charges in the man’s name, according to police reports.

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Township spokeswoman Barb Wilson said the case has been taken over by the Verizon fraud department.

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