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Elmont Man Arrested for Attempting to Use Stolen Credit Card at Bloomingdale's

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The Major Case Bureau reports the details of an arrest for Grand Larceny and Possession of a Forged Instrument that occurred on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm in East Garden City.

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East Garden City, NY - December 6th, 2014 - The Major Case Bureau reports the details of an arrest for Grand Larceny and Possession of a Forged Instrument that occurred on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm in East Garden City.
 
According to Crimes Against Property Squad detectives,  defendant Michael Richards, 25, of Joan Court, Elmont, entered Bloomingdale's, 630 Old Country Road, and attempted to purchase eight (8) $1000.00 gift cards and a pair of jeans with a Visa Debit Card.  After an investigation the Visa Debit card had been re-encoded with account information stolen from another financial institution belonging to a female victim.  
 
A search incidental to a lawful arrest revealed that the defendant was in possession of five (5) additional re-encoded credit and gift cards.  Further investigation led to the recovery of over 130 credit and gift cards that were also re-encoded with fraudulent bank account information. 
 
Defendant Richards is being charged with 1 count of Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, 18 counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree and 1 count of Identity Theft 1st Degree.  He will be arraigned on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at First District Court, Hempstead.