Nassau County Police charged Kenneth Ferguson, 21, of St. Albans, after cops learned he had returned to the Bottle Values Liquor Store on Old Bethpage Road Monday, attempting to buy more booze.
Police say Ferguson, on two separate occasions, Sept. 9, and again on Sept. 11, entered Bottle Values at 734 Old Bethpage Road and made purchases using re-encoded credit cards. The purchases over those two days last week totaled $3,056.00, police said.
Early Monday afternoon, the store's manager spotted Ferguson inside his store again and alerted a nearby Second Precinct police officer. In the interim, the manager had become aware of the previous fraudulent purchases, police said.
Detectives responded to the scene and an investigation revealed that Ferguson had used the re-encoded credit cards to make the unauthorized purchases. During the arrest, police found two other fraudulent bank debit cards.Ferguson is charged with grand larceny, three counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and identity theft.
He will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead Tuesday.