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Pelham Manor Resident is Victim of Identity Theft

PELHAM MANOR, N.Y. – A Pelham Manor man was the victim of identity theft and fraud in the amount of $943 on Friday and Saturday. The Pelhamdale Avenue resident called the police on Saturday at 1:31 p.m. to report he was notified by Visa that his debit card had been used to make purchases of $484 and $459 at a Pilot gas station near Bakersfield, Calif., according to police.

The victim told police that he was then told by American Express that the credit card in his name had been denied from making a $101 purchase at an Illinois Exxon gas station.

He informed both Visa and American Express that he had not been to those areas of the country and that he had cut up both cards, police said. The victim was advised to notify the credit bureau to alert them of the incident and monitor his accounts for any other suspicious use.

Also on the blotter:

Wrong House: The Pelham Manor Police Department received a call from a Witherbee Avenue homeowner because “a strange man” had pulled into her driveway, police said. She asked the officers to check out the situation. The driver told officers he was picking someone up, but did not realize he was at the wrong house.

Counterfeit Bill: A man tried purchasing items at Fairway Market using a counterfeit $100 bill on Monday at 8 p.m., according to police. Fairway Market’s security office called the police department the next day and said the man agreed to pay the bill with his debit card. The security team confiscated the bill.

Watch the Tree: The Pelham Manor Police Department was called to Fairway Market by the manager after a woman hit a curb and knocked over a tree. The woman, who was driving with her father, left the vehicle in drive and thought it was in reverse. There were no injuries in the Sunday incident, but there was damage to the front right fender of the woman’s 2012 Jeep Compass.

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