ROCKLAND COUNTY, N. Y. -- A 27-year-old Spring Valley man is facing identity theft charges after Clarkstown police said he went on a four-day spending spree, racking up more than $1,800 in charges on a stolen credit card number, police said.
Nicos Dinkins was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree felony possession of a forged instrument, fourth-degree felony possession of stolen property, first- and second-degree felony identity theft and fourth-degree felony grand larceny, police said.
He was being held in Rockland County Jail without bail pending a Friday court date. He was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court, police said.
Police arrested him after a court appearance on an unrelated matter in Clarkstown, police said. At the time of the arrest, he allegedly had a fake driver's license and credit card, police said.
He was connected to the identity theft cases through an investigation that started in February. Detectives were able to place him at the locations in the Nanuet and West Nyack area, where the fraudulent purchases were made, police said.
Police said the case is a reminder for everyone to keep watch over credit card statements. If you notice anything suspicious, contact police.
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