Man arrested for use of fraudulent credit card at Walgreen's
Police arrested a New York man for use of a fraudulent credit card at the Darien Walgreen’s on June 19. An employee contacted police after a customer attempted to use the card to purchase a $450 gift card.
According to police the card’s appearance immediately made the cashier suspicious, prompting him to ask for identification and contact police. Police met with the accused, Yasir Hassan Eltigani, 21, of Roslindale, New York inside the store and asked him about the card’s origin. Eltigani said he had purchased the card from someone in Brooklyn, who had embossed his name over that of the original owner. He allegedly told police he was using the card to purchase a Father’s Day gift.
Eltigani was placed under arrest after it was confirmed that the card belonged to a customer of a New Mexico credit union. Officers were then informed that another charge for $374 had been completed in Stamford earlier that day. The account owner was notified and told to follow up with their bank.
Eltigani was charged with use of a stolen credit card, illegal use of a credit card, identity theft and criminal attempt to larceny. He was held on $25,000 bond and is due in court June 29. Employees at Walgreen’s did mention that Eltigani may have been with another person but police were unable to locate them.