Nassau County Police have arrested three men in connection with the use of bogus credit cards that netted them more than $10,000 from banks in Plainview and Farmingdale Wednesday.
Detectives have charged Davon Reeves, 27, Orient Alexander, 26, both of Manhattan, and Edwin Cordero, 24, of Kissimmee, Fl, with grand larceny in connection with fraudulent withdrawals at two banks.
Police said the three drove up to the Citibank at 1125 Old Country Road early Wednesday afternoon in a 2012 Dodge. Alexander entered the bank, produced a fake driver’s license and Citibank card and withdrew $8,500.
Alexander returned to the car and he and the other two went ATM hopping, hitting three of them for another $1,500, police said.
A short time later, the threesome drove to the Citibank located at 250 Conklin
St. in Farmingdale, where Alexander entered the
bank, approached the teller and again swiped the fraudulent
debit card. He entered the pin and requested to withdraw $7,000 from the
At that point the teller became suspicious and notified police. The defendant fled the scene leaving behind a fake
Pennsylvania driver’s license in the victim’s name.
The Nassau Bureau of Special Operations and Second
Precinct Police officers located the defendants in their vehicle on
Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown where they placed
under arrest at 1:20 p.m.
The suspects had fraudulent credit and
debit cards in various victims' names and $10,100.
Reeves, Alexander and Cordero are each being charged with Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and Attempted Grand Larceny 3rd Degree. Reeves is also charged with four counts of Criminal
Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree. Alexander is also being charged with four counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree and Identity Theft 1st Degree.
All three defendants’ will be
arraigned on Thursday in First Distinct Court, Hempstead.