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Pelham Man is the Victim of $8,000 Fraud

PELHAM, N.Y. – A Pelham man told police Saturday that someone used his identity to open a credit card and charge $8,000 in it.

The victim told police that he was informed by Bank of America that his Visa credit card was used at about 7 p.m. on Friday in Bayshore. Police said someone opened the card using the victim's identity, had the credit card mailed to the victim's home Friday and received the package by waiting for it in front of the house.

The Pelham man is waiting for Bank of America to send him all the information needed to follow up on the incident and said he will contact the police department when he receives it. The Pelham detective’s division will follow up.

Also on the blotter:

Stolen bicycle: Pelham police reported to Wolfs Lane Sunday after a man’s bike was stolen. The victim said someone cut his bike lock and stole his bike. Pelham officers searched the area, but were unable to find the suspect. The case was referred to the Pelham detective’s division.

Stop Sign Graffiti: While on patrol, an officer saw graffiti on the stop sign at the southwest corner of Seventh Avenue and Third Street. Someone wrote the word, “CANT,” a peace sign and an unknown symbol in black marker on the stop sign. No other graffiti was found nearby. A photo was taken and the street department was notified.

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