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Susquehanna Co. Emergency Management Director charged with identity theft

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MONTROSE, Pa. (WBNG) -- A man who served as the director of the Susquehanna County Emergency Management Agency is charged with identity theft, after investigators say he used a former employee's personal information.

Susquehanna County Detective John Oliver tells 12 News Robert Thatcher was charged on Wednesday. According to Oliver, Thatcher left his position in late June. Oliver did not say where Thatcher is currently employed.

Oliver explained that Thatcher is accused of using a former employee's personal information to open up fraudulent accounts and make online purchases, with bills for purchases being delivered to the office of emergency management.

The detective did not say when the former employee last worked in the office.

Authorities say Thatcher is free on $5,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in Susquehanna County Court on Monday.

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