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Man pleads guilty to identity theft charges

ALBANY - A former Albany man has pleaded guilty to identity theft charges on Wednesday.

Investigators say 32 year-old Kason Phillips, between September and December opened six credit cards in local stores under his victim's name and purchased of $10,000 of merchandise from various stores.

Phillips was seen at two locations on surveillance cameras using those credit cards.

Phillips was sentenced to 2-4 years in State Prison.

Back in February, He was also sentence to 3 - 6 years in State Prison after pleading guilty to criminal possession of a forged instrument after cashing forged checks totaling $1,029.80.  He has since paid restitution.

The two sentences will run consecutively.
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