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Glendale Man’s Credit Card ‘Cloned,’ Used by Thief to Buy $400 in Electronics: NYPD

Suspect image via DCPI

Jan. 25, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan

Police are searching for a man wanted for using a “cloned” credit card tracing back to a Glendale resident to make fraudulent purchases earlier this week.

The victim, 42, was at his home near 62nd Street and 75th Avenue on Jan. 22 when he received a notification from his bank at around 9:40 a.m. about possible fraudulent activity on his credit card, according to police.

The victim, however, had never lost possession of his physical credit card.

The 42-year-old notified police of the fraudulent activity, which found that the card had been “cloned” and used by the suspect on Jan. 20 to purchase $400 worth of merchandise from an Apple Store on Long Island.

The suspect is described as black and between 20 to 30 years old. He was last seen wearing a gray hat and all black clothing.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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