Cops: Man made $3,600 in fraudulent purchases at Costco

September 21, 2018

MILFORD - A Bronx man has been arrested Thursday on seven charges for allegedly making $3,600 in fraudulent purchases at Costco.

Stanley Porter, 36, of University Avenue in the Bronx, was charged with credit card fraud, third-degree forgery, third-degree larceny, third-degree identity theft, criminal impersonation, giving a false statement and payment card fraud.

Police Officer Josephy Dempsey said in a release that police went to the Costco around 7 p.m. Thursday on a report of possible fraudulent transactions.

“The investigation led to the arrest of Porter who is accused of opening a line of credit using a false name, Charles Godfrey, and false Social Security number and then purchasing $3,600 worth of merchandise,” Dempsey said.

“Costco staff grew suspicious of Porter’s purchases due to the large amount of value of the purchases being made at three separate times ovet a 40-minute time frame. When staff approached Porter, he fled on foot across the Boston Post Road, where he was eventually detained by Costco staff.”

He was later taken into custody by Milford police and held on $25,000 bond.

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