NY men charged with attempted larceny, identity theft at Downunder shop
Published 1:02 pm, Saturday, November 15, 2014
Two men from Bronx, N.Y., were charged with attempted larceny and identity theft Friday after police said they placed an order using fraudulent credit cards with the Downunder store on Riverside Avenue.
Craig Kelly, 22, and Ibrahim Alhassan, 34, were taken into custody about 2:30 p.m. Friday when they arrived at the paddleboard store to pick up merchandise they ordered earlier in the day using falsified credit information, according to the report.
After the order was placed by phone about 11:45 a.m., police said Downunder staff determined the credit card data was fraudulent, and then contacted police.
Police officers and detectives monitored the Riverside Avenue site until the men arrived to pick up the merchandise and took them into custody without incident.
Each man was charged with attempted larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny, third-degree identity theft, conspiracy to commit identity theft, illegal use of a credit card and conspiracy to commit illegal use of a credit card.
Bond for each man was set at $25,000 and they are scheduled to appear Nov. 21 at Superior Court in Norwalk.