New York woman tries to use stolen ID to buy phones, police say

New York woman tries to use stolen ID to buy phones, police say
Yudith M. Reynoso-Hiciano

A woman from New York is suspected of being involved in the most recent local case of someone using a stolen identity to buy expensive phones.

Madison police said Yudith M. Reynoso-Hiciano, 37, tried to pass herself off as an 88-year-old AT&T customer from the Chicago area on Thursdaywhen she tried to purchase three phones at the AT&T Wireless store at 3902 E. Washington Ave.

Staff told police that they were suspicious when she appeared indifferent to their descriptions of payment plans and said she just wanted to add more lines to her account. She was trying to buy three phones, each valued at $750.

Police said Reynoso-Hiciano admitted she was using a fake driver’s license, which bore the name of an Illinois woman who didn’t know her identity had been stolen.

It was the third such case at the store, according to police. Investigators said the scam is likely part of a larger crime spree that included other parts of the country.