SOMERS, N.Y. - New York State Police in Somers announced that they have arrested and charged Nancy A. Edwards, 48, of Somers, with identity theft.
Police stated that Edwards stole identity and credit card information from an 86-year-old Somers resident and used the information to make $23,000 worth of purchases. The identity theft charge is a felony.
In addition, Edwards was charged with petty larceny, for allegedly scamming an elderly Somers couple of approximately $1,000. They purchased a tour through her company, Broadway Bound and Beyond, also known as Broadway Bound Tours. The tour was never delivered and the money was never refunded, police said.
Edwards was also arrested last year and charged with victimizing two North Salem residents through unauthorized use of their credit cards, police said. Illegal expenditures amounted to about $17,000 in that case. The North Salem cases are still pending at North Salem Court. A conviction on these charges alone could lead to a sentence of up to seven years.
Her name appears on the website ripoffreport.com. The complaint involves writing bad checks. Edwards has been known to live in the Lower Hudson Valley and in Danbury, Conn. She has also used other names, including Nancy Mulligan, Nancy Gilligan and Alice Edwards, according to police.
Anyone who suspects they might have been victimized by Edwards or by her company is asked to contact Investigator Cornelius Merritt of the New York State Police in Somers. The number is 914-277-3177.