A former employee of a Harlan County car dealership stole customers' identities and used the information to buy vehicles under their names, then sell them over the Internet, state police have charged.
Paul Anthony Casolari, 42, of Cumberland is charged with 12 counts of identity theft, 106 counts of forgery, eight counts of theft by deception, auto theft, trafficking in stolen identities and being a persistent felony offender, Kentucky State Police announced Tuesday.
His wife, Christy Casolari, 32, is charged with theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking and trafficking in stolen identities.
The alleged scam took place from 2008 to 2010. Police arrested the two Monday.
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Trooper Roy Pace investigated the case.