Man charged with identity theft

GLOVERSVILLE – City police said a 23-year-old man used an acquaintance’s Social Security number to purchase more than $2,000 worth of items online.

Marshall D. Alessi, of 68 W. Eighth Ave., was charged today with second-degree identity theft and fourth-degree grand larceny, both felonies.

Police said charges were brought after an investigation found Alessi used an acquaintance’s Social Security number several times from Jan. 22 to Feb. 6 to purchase more than $2,000 worth of items online utilizing a PayPal account. Police said Alessi had the packages delivered to his residence.

Alessi was arraigned in front of City Court Judge Tracy DiMezza and sent to the Fulton County Correctional Facility on $10,000 cash bail.