STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Stamford woman got a shock when she was told she owed $800 for a natural gas bill for a Norwalk apartment she never had lived in, police said.
Her shock was compounded after she learned it was her cousin who used her identity to get the utility service, said police who arrested a West Haven woman Wednesday.
Kaneisha Ann Sadler, 42, of 26 Ridge Court, West Haven, is charged with third-degree identity theft and fifth-degree larceny in the case.
In October 2013, the Stamford woman received a call from Yankee Gas saying that she had an overdue bill for about $800 for a gas hookup at a Norwalk apartment from July 2009 through April 2010.
The woman told Yankee Gas she never lived at that address and contacted Stamford Police.
Police said they eventually were able to establish that Sadler lived at that address. When officers asked the victim whether she knew the woman, she told them that Sadler was her cousin, police said.
Officers attempted to speak with Sadler but she kept putting them off, said police, who got a warrant for her arrest.
Court and bond information for Sadler was unavailable.