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Bronx man accused of stealing son's identity

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York State Police say a Bronx man has been charged with stealing his son's identity to open multiple checking accounts.

Jeffrey Harris was arraigned on charges of identity theft, falsifying business records and criminal impersonation.

Police say the 55-year-old defendant was arrested last week after a collection agency notified Harris' son of an outstanding debt.

Police say an investigation revealed that between 2008 and 2012 Harris had opened multiple checking accounts and made numerous purchases using his son's personal identification.

Information on Harris' lawyer wasn't immediately available.

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