Police: Latham Teenager Arrested for Identity Theft

LATHAM, N.Y. — A Latham teenager has been arrested after police said he stole a woman’s credit card information to purchase airline tickets.

According to police, 17-year-old Shawn Pettingell targeted his neighbor to steal her credit card information. They said Pettingell told the woman he needed a glass of water, and wrote down her credit card information and stole checks while she wasn’t looking.

He purchased first class plane tickets to Miami, Florida.

Now, Pettingell faces multiple charges, including identity theft and larceny. He is being held without bail.

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