Worker accused of stealing credit cards from Independence home, spending thousands

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Octavia Boswell (Photo courtesy Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office)

Octavia Boswell (Photo courtesy Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office)

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio- A utility company employee is accused of stealing credit cards while soliciting door to door in Independence.

The victim told police she noticed two credit cards missing from her purse after representatives from Constellation Energy came to her home on Dec. 26. After contacting the company and reviewing surveillance video, police identified the suspect as 21-year-old Octavia Boswell, of Euclid.

According to court documents, Boswell spent $1,516 at Walmart in Steelyard Commons and $1,039 at Richmond Mall using the woman’s stolen credit cards. Boswell also opened a new card with the victim’s Social Security number, which she used at Nordstrom in Beachwood for $494.

Boswell was arrested earlier this month. On Tuesday, she was indicted for theft.