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NYS police seeking help in finding identity thief who stole from terminally-ill woman


COMMACK, New York — Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding the person who stole the identity of a terminally-ill Manhattan fashion executive.

According to Newsday ( ), surveillance cameras caught the thief taking $9,000 out of Kate Sullivan's account at Chase branches in Commack and Freeport on Sept. 23, 2014.

Sullivan died five days later. The 50-year-old had worked as a marketing executive for fashion designers Kimora Lee Simmons and Diane von Furstenberg.

State police say the female suspect racked up $4,000 in bills after opening four store credit cards in Sullivan's name in New Haven, Connecticut.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 631-756-3393.

Information from: Newsday,

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