- Associated Press - Thursday, December 25, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A 37-year-old New York woman has been indicted on charges of identity theft after authorities say she used stolen information to get credit to buy a Rolex watch.

The U.S. attorney’s office says Tanika Hawkins of Port Jervis, New York, will be arraigned in federal court in Providence on Wednesday. The indictment charges her with multiple counts of aggravated identity theft and wire fraud.

Cranston police arrested Hawkins in August after she allegedly used identifying information stolen from someone in Ohio to secure a line of credit at a Cranston jewelry store to buy a $9,000 Rolex. She’s accused of using the same information to get credit at a Providence store for another Rolex.

Hawkins is free on bond after an initial court appearance in August. It’s not known if she’s represented by a lawyer.



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