Baldwin man charged with using stolen credit card in Bellmore


A Baldwin man was arrested in Bellmore last Friday after he allegedly tried to purchase goods from a local electronics store with a stolen credit card, officials said

According to the Nassau County Police Department’s Crimes Against Property Squad, Tariq Shirley, 22, was arrested at about 6:30 p.m. on April 18 at P.C. Richard & Son on Sunrise Highway.

Police said in a press release that Shirley tried to buy items from the store, but they did not say what. Shirley then allegedly used a stolen P.C. Richard & Son credit card at the register, presenting the sales clerk with a forged Connecticut license, authorities said.

Seventh Precinct officers were called, and Shirley was arrested without incident. He was charged with third-degree attempted grand larceny, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and first-degree identity theft.

Paul Leonard, a spokesman for Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, said Shirley was arraigned and released at First District Court in Hempstead on Saturday. He was represented by an attorney from the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, which does not comment on cases.