Woman charged with identity theft

MAYFIELD -A Gloversville woman was charged last week with four counts, including three felonies, for opening a National Grid account in someone else’s name and impersonating the victim on the phone with the utility, authorities said.

Fulton County sheriff’s deputies on Jan. 31 charged Jaime A. Phillips, 37, of 398 E. State St. Ext., Gloversville, with: offering a false instrument for filing, second-degree identity theft and fourth-degree grand larceny, all felonies; and petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

Deputies said she opened a National Grid account in another name at a location where the person was living in the village of Mayfield. Deputies said Phillips used the person’s Social Security number and impersonated her on the phone with National Grid operators. Deputies said she also wrote a check to a local business for fuel oil and the check had insufficient funds.

Phillips was arraigned in Town Court and sent to the county jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond pending further court action.