Identity theft leads to arrest of NY man in suspected credit card fraud

Identity theft leads to arrest of NY man in suspected credit card fraud
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Special Report from Boone Police. By Sgt. Shane Robbins. October 26, 2018. BOONE, NC — On October 17, 2018, Boone Police received information about suspicious activity at a local convenience store. This information came from an identity theft victim in another part of the state. This victim gave information about their bank account being fraudulently used at a convenience store in Boone. Boone Police Department immediately began an investigation.

During the investigation, Boone Police learned that a man wearing a ball cap, sunglasses, and a hood pulled up over his head used approximately a dozen financial cards to purchase merchandise from the store. The suspect was driving a gray or silver import sedan.

On October 25, 2018, Boone Police Department conducted a traffic stop on the suspect in this case. This suspect was observed coming from the same convenience store where the stolen credit card information had been used. The suspect was identified and arrested for the crimes that occurred on October 17, 2018.

“The Boone Police Department has not completed investigating this incident. Since the suspect’s arrest, more searches have been conducted and more evidence has been located. We expect to file more charges in this matter and are working towards identifying any possible co-conspirators.” – Lieutenant Chris Hatton, Investigations Division Commander

The suspect in this investigation is: Adrian Gavin Marsh, age 29, of Queens Village, NY.

The charges filed in this investigation are: 1 count of felony Identity Theft and 2 counts of misdemeanor Financial Card Fraud.

About The Author

As Editor and Publisher of Blowing Rock News, David Rogers has chosen a second professional career instead of retirement. For more than 35 years, he served in the financial services industry, principally in institutional equity research. He grew up in the oilfields north of Bakersfield, California and was a high school English major and honors student. From an economically disadvantaged family background, he worked his way through college (on grounds crew and in dining hall, as well as advertising sales for college newspapers), attending Johnston College at the University of Redlands, Claremont McKenna College, and California State University, Bakersfield. Other jobs to pay for college included a Teamsters Union job in South Central Los Angeles, a roustabout in the central California oilfields, and moving sprinkler pipe and hoeing weeds in the cotton fields west of Bakersfield. Rogers' financial services industry career took him from Bakersfield to La Jolla and San Diego, then to Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Newport Beach and Charlotte before arriving in the High Country in 2000 to take a volunteer position coaching the rugby team at Appalachian State University and write independent stock market research. He spent three years as a senior financial writer for a global financial PR firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai, Beijing, Tel Aviv, and Frankfort (Germany). Rogers is the author of "The 90% Solution: Higher Returns, Less Risk" (2006, John Wiley & Co., New York). He is married to wife Kim (Jenkins Realtors), and shares in the joy provided by her three grown children and five grandchildren.

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