Louisa Woman Charged With Identity Theft

March 16, 2007

A former Louisa County law firm secretary has been charged with using identity theft to get more than 145 thousand dollars in cash and merchandise.

According to police 27-year-old Paula Jean Hufner opened two credit accounts using the name of Acme Law Firm attorney. Hufner allegedly used the credit to buy several things, including a four wheeler and a boat.

She is also accused of stealing more than 80 thousand dollars from the attorney's bank account to pay down the balances on both the accounts.

She was arrested yesterday charged with identity theft, access device fraud, bank fraud, aggravated identity theft and mail fraud. She could spend up to 102 years in prison if convicted on all counts.

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