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Philadelphia woman arrested after allegedly using Lancaster County woman’s identity to make $24,000 in purchases

LANCASTER COUNTY — UPDATE (October 18): Police have arrested a Philadelphia woman who allegedly used a Lancaster County woman’s identity to make over $24,000 in purchases with fraudulent credit cards.

Emily Ewan, 27, was arrested on September 30.

She was transported to the Montgomery County Prison to await extradition back to Lancaster County.

PREVIOUSLY: Police have charged a Philadelphia woman with identity theft and access device fraud after they say she made more than $24,000 worth of purchases with fraudulent credit cards using the stolen identity of a Lancaster County woman.

Emily Kathleen Ewan, 27, is accused of obtaining a false driver’s license in the victim’s name from a PennDOT licensing center in Lawndale, Philadelphia County. Between April 26 and May 31, police say, Ewan used the fake license and the victim’s biographical information to open several business credit card accounts, which she used to make the fraudulent purchases.

Ewan is still at large, according to police. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Manheim Township Police at (717) 569-6401.

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