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POLICE: Woman used stolen identity to buy home alarm system

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Janet Henderson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Janet Henderson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a woman who used a stolen identity to illegally obtain a home security system.

Janet Rose Henderson, age 53, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon.

Police say that from Aug. 2011 to May 2012, Henderson used a female friend's name and other personal information to open an account with ADT Alarm Company, a company that provides home security systems.

The friend was unaware that her personal information had been used to open the account.

Police say Henderson racked up a $939 bill over several months, that she failed to pay. As a result, the unpaid debt appeared on her friend's credit report.

That's when the victim began getting phone calls from collection agencies.

Eventually, the victim obtained a copy of her credit report and the contract with ADP Alarm Company. When she noticed that Henderson had used her personal information on the contract, she confronted her friend, police say.

Police say Henderson not only admitted to the incident, she told the victim that it "wasn't her problem" because the account was in the victim's name.

Police arrested Henderson and charged her with identity theft.

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