Cops searching for perp who made $20,000 worth of fraudulent charges in Bensonhurst man’s name

October 20, 2017 Jaime DeJesus
Share this:

Authorities are looking to identify a scam artist who stole a Bensonhurst resident’s identity, using the victim’s name to open up a slew of credit card accounts and charging some $20,000 worth of purchases to them.

According to reports, the victim, a 48-year-old man who lives near West First Street and 65th Street, learned about the fraud on Wednesday, August 17 from a credit card company employee.

All but two of the fraudulently obtained credit cards were canceled. Of the two, one card was used by the unknown crook on Saturday, July 1 inside a Cartier store to buy merchandise worth over $13,000.

News for those who live, work and play in Brooklyn and beyond

On Tuesday, August 1, the second card was used inside an Apple Store on Bedford Avenue to purchase more than $7,000 worth of merchandise.

The perp is described as a dark skinned male with a beard. He was last seen wearing a checkered blue and white long-sleeved shirt, dark-colored pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

Leave a Comment

Leave a Comment