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Maintenance man accused of ID theft

May 06, 2009
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PHOENIXVILLE, PA — The former maintenance man at the Westridge Gardens Apartment Complex was arrested and faces charges of criminal use of communication facility and securing execution of documents by deception for entering an apartment and using the tenant''s computer to open a credit card account while working, according to the Phoenix News.
Charles Lamont Winters originally faced charges of identity theft, criminal use of communication facility, access device fraud, burglary, criminal trespass, theft, forgery, securing execution of documents by deception, unlawful use of computer and computer trespass, but had the charges reduced in an agreement with the Chester County District Attorney''s Office, the story stated.
According to the story, the victim told police that someone opened a Capital One credit card in her name without her knowledge or authorization, and ran up charges on the account in the amount of $3,124.37.
Winters was employed by Madison Apartment Group and used his position as maintenance man to gain access to the victim''s apartment when she was not there, the story noted.
Winters is out of jail after posting 10 percent of the $5,000 bail and is scheduled to appear back in court May 21, the story added.
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