Back in mid September Patch reported that police were investigating four cases, which occurred between August and September, wher a resident's bank account had been illegally accessed and ultimately emptied of funds.
According to Suffolk Police, residents on Duck Lane, Watts Place, Seaspray Lane and Anna Court had discovered that money held in a Chase Bank checking account had been transferred to a joint account, opened by a thief in their names, and then the money withdrawn.
Now three more residents, one living on Paprocki Avenue, one on Country Greens Court and one on Jackson Avenue have reported similar identity theft incidents.
The stolen cash is in all different amounts, according to police who believe the thefts are done by the same person. Citing the ongoing investigation police would not elaborate if the thefts were done at a local branch or through online services.
Police advise residents to review their financial accounts for any suspicious activity and offer more insight on how to prevent ID theft at the Suffolk Police Department website.