Woman Steals Estranged Husband's Identity: Pa Attorney General

Philadelphia woman is charged with stealing estranged husband's identity to obtain sole possession of their home.

A Philadelphia woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly forging her estranged husband's name and assuming his identity in order to transfer the deed of their home to her name only, according to Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly.

Alice Harrison, 43, and her husband purchased a home on the 5000 block of North 15th Street in 1999 from Harrison's mother, according to Kelly.

The couple lived in the home until 2006 when they separated.

Harrison continued to live in the home, alone, according to the criminal complaint, and made several attempts to buy out her estranged husband and remove him from the deed.

In October 2009, Harrison's husband learned that the house was no longer in his name, according to Kelly.

Copies of a deed transfer from May 2007 indicate the house was transfered to Harrison, says Kelly.

Harrison is charged with 10 counts of receiving stolen property, three counts of forgery, one count of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, one count of theft by deception, one count of tampering with records or identification, one count of securing the execution of documents by deception, and one count of identity theft.

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