New York man charged with trying to buy phones with stolen ID

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Bronx, New York man was arrested after police said he tried to purchase cell phones at the Southern Park Mall with a stolen identification card.

Roberto Garcia, 20, was picked up at the Spring store in the mall after employees reported that he gave them a suspicious driver’s license. Garcia tried to purchase two iPhones and identified himself as Ronald Kent of Saint Cloud, Florida.

An employee told police that he recognized Garcia from a picture sent out regarding phones being purchased on accounts fraudulently at a Sprint store in Youngstown.

Garcia was charged with identity fraud, forgery, attempt and obstructing official business. He was taken to Mahoning County Jail.

Police said a credit card in the Florida man’s man and the driver’s license were seized.

Another man, 23-year-old Javier Villa, was charged with complicity and possession of marijuana during the investigation.


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