Watervliet woman accused of identity theft

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Updated: 8/15 2:52 pm
WATERVLIET, N.Y. - A Watervliet woman is accused of stealing more than $100,000 in checks from an elderly neighbor. 

According to her indictment, Christina Yerry stole money and the identity of a 72-year-old neighbor since 2009.

The victim did not want to speak with NEWS10 ABC on camera for fear it may hurt her case, but family members say Yerry had known the victim for more than 20 years.

The victim claims that after her husband died of emphysema, Yerry slowing worked to gain the family's trust and began taking checks, even opening up a PO Box under the victim's name without her permission, in order to send stolen checks to it.

Yerry faces six counts ranging from grand larceny to identity theft. She was arraigned on Thursday in Albany County Court after surrounding herself to authorities.

She was released on a $25,000 bond and scheduled to be back in court in two weeks.
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