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Woman charged after using fake ID to purchase items at Upshur County business

September 7, 2012
By John Wickline - Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

A New York City woman has been charged with using a fake identity in an attempt to purchase electronics at an Upshur County business.

Pamela Altagracia Acosta, 21, is charged with forgery, uttering and identity theft. She was arraigned before Magistrate Mike Coffman, who set bond at $125,000.

Acosta is alleged to have tried to buy four iPhones from the nTelos store in Buckhannon on Aug. 3 using a forged driver's license, according to the report from the Buckhannon Police Department. The store clerk became suspicious at some point during the transaction and notified police.

According to the police report, Acosta has used at least six different names in combination with 11 different Social Security numbers and birth dates. Investigators are still trying to determine if the Social Security numbers are associated with real people.

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