Thief who allegedly stole from dying woman's bank account identified

NEW YORK (WABC) -- There are new photos of a thief wanted for robbing a dying woman.

Eyewitness News first told you about this disturbing crime last week.

Police say 34-year-old Erin O'Hanlon stole the identity of Kate Sullivan, and then withdrew $9,200 from the woman's bank account just days before Sullivan died.

O'Hanlon is wanted by the State Police and other police agencies for several felonies, including Grand Larceny and Identity Theft 1st Degree.

Police say O'Hanlon opened several store credit cards in New Haven Connecticut, fraudulently purchasing nearly $4,000 worth of merchandise, and could possibly be in the New York City area.

Police say they confirmed her identity with help from the public after posting her picture on the NY State police Facebook page on Saturday.

Sullivan died in September at age 50 after a long battle with cancer.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Police at (631) 756-3300.
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