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New York man faces fraud charges after using fake credit card at mall

Posted January 31, 2020

A New York man was arrested after making thousands of dollars in purchases with a fraudulently acquired credit card. He was charged with credit card fraud, third-degree larceny, second-degree identity theft, two counts of first-degree forgery and criminal impersonation.

Nicodemus Miller, 60, was accused of making multiple fraudulent purchases with the credit card at Boscov’s at the Connecticut Post Mall. Officers arrived at the department store after employees contacted the Milford Police Department about potential fraud.

Miller allegedly used the fraudulently opened credit card to buy items worth nearly $3,000. According to police, he had multiple credit cards under different names, as well as several driver’s licenses. The licenses had his photo but used different names.

Credit card fraud is charged as a felony in New York. Because it is aggressively prosecuted, having experienced legal representation is essential to protecting your rights. Credit card fraud refers to several different offenses that include physically stealing a card, using stolen data to make online purchases, utilizing forged cards, and fraudulently obtaining new credit.

If you have been accused of credit card fraud in New York, contact Brill Legal Group. Our defense attorneys are skilled at handling such cases and are ready to fight the charges on your behalf.

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