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Vermont State Police Log: Identity thief strikes county

VERMONT STATE POLICE say that this man impersonated a Ferrisburgh resident when he withdrew money from a Vermont Federal Credit Union account at three branches — Vergennes, Middlebury and South Burlington — on Aug. 30. Call police if you can help identify him.

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police last week reached out to the public asking for help solving a brazen case of identity theft in the county.

State police report that between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Aug. 30 a man visited the Vermont Federal Credit Union branches in Middlebury, Vergennes and South Burlington and withdrew money while falsely identifying himself as a 48-year-old Ferrisburgh resident. Police did not say how much money was stolen.

Authorities released a security camera photo of the man, which is on this page with the log.

This investigation is ongoing. Troopers ask anyone with information about the suspect’s identity to contact Trooper Ryan Anthony at 802-388-4919. 

Separately, state police are asking for help from anyone who can provide information about the theft of a white Ford F550 with a dump truck body that was reported stolen from Swamp Road in Cornwall at a little after 10 p.m. on Oct. 3. The truck has “Williams Maple Farm, VT” in black lettering on both the driver and passenger side doors. Anyone with information that could assist investigators is asked to call the New Haven barracks at 802-388-4919 or leave an anonymous tip online at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.

Meanwhile, troopers are seeking help in a third case — a car crash that took the lives of two horses in Bristol. 

State police responded to a one-car crash near the intersection of Route 116 and River Road in Bristol on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at a few minutes before 5 a.m. Police said Bruce Bushey, 58, of Middlebury was driving a 2016 Jeep Compass southbound on Route 116 at approximately 50 mph when he struck two horses that were in the southbound lane. 

Troopers are looking for assistance in identifying the owners of the horses and requests anyone in the area whose horses may have gotten out to contact Trooper Ryan Anthony of the New Haven Barracks at 802-388-4919. 

The car driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured, but his vehicle was a total loss.

  

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