Woman accused of using stolen identity to buy $700 iPhone

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November 20, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A Chicago woman was arrested Monday afternoon at the North Avenue Apple Store after she was accused of using a stolen identity to buy and begin using an iPhone.

Conniecia Holloway, 28, of the 4300 block of South Oakenwald Avenue, was charged with aggravated identity theft after she entered the Apple Store in Lincoln Park and used identifying information from a 67-year-old man from South Carolina to purchase a $700 iPhone, county prosecutors said. She then activated WiFi on it using his Verizon account information, according to court records.

Holloway was arrested at 4 p.m. just outside the store after a Verizon loss prevention investigator contacted the police.

Holloway was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Wednesday afternoon and released on a $50,000 I-bond with electronic home monitoring required.

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