A six-month investigation into a Manchester Township insurance agency employee culminated in him being charged with 29 counts of identity theft, plus related offenses, police said.
Marshall Anthony Bradley, 33, of 55 Hunter Creek Drive in Conewago Township, is free on $150,000 bail.
Bradley used computers at Harrisburg Area Community College, where he was a student, and a Manchester Township insurance agency, where he worked, to conduct his scams, according to Northern York County Regional Police.
In May, victims of the scam began reporting they'd received unsolicited credit cards in the mail, police said. Other victims found inconsistencies on their credit reports, while a third group of victims had mail stolen from their mailboxes, police said.
Detectives learned most of the victims had either been customers at the insurance agency, had received a quote from the agent, or were neighbors of the agency's customers, police said.
The allegations: Bradley used victims' personal information through computerized files to apply for credit cards in their names, police allege. He would then repeatedly check their mailboxes and steal the credit cards, police said.
He'd then use the cards until they were canceled or maxed out, police allege.
So far, he's accused of scamming 29 people, according to police, who said they're still trying to determine the total loss to the victims and credit card companies.
Bradley is charged with 29 counts each of identity theft, forgery and unlawful use of computers, plus counts of theft, receiving stolen property, access device fraud, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, tampering with evidence and obstructing the administration of law.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 292-3647, or leave a tip online at nycrpd.org.
-- Staff writer Liz Evans Scolforo can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.