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63rd Precinct

Marine Park—Mill Basin—Flatlands—Bergen Beach

Employee of the month

Cops busted an Avenue U department store employee who they say made fraudulent transactions on April 17.

The cashier at the store near E. 54th Street had two co-conspirators come to her register to buy five items at discounted prices, and allowed them to leave with 21 items worth $1,573, authorities allege. Police apprehended the 22-year-old suspect at the store at 11:13 pm.

Fast fraudster

A nogoodnik intercepted a Coleman Avenue woman’s credit card on April 19.

The woman, who lives near Quentin Road, told police that around 5:37 pm a delivery truck service delivered her new credit card, but she quickly realized that some bandit had taken it and made purchases totaling $303, according to the report.

Police say the card was immediately canceled afterwards.

Ghost card

Someone opened a credit card in an an E. 34th Street woman’s name on April 6.

The woman, who lives near Quentin Road, told cops on April 19 that she received a statement showing that two weeks earlier someone opened a credit card that she did not authorize. She never received the card by mail, and cops say no purchases were made, according to the report.

Easy grab

A prowler stole a bag out of a car parked on E. 59th Street sometime overnight on April 16.

The four-wheeler was left between Avenues N and M around 10 pm, and the next morning the owner of the vehicle discovered that his duffle bag — containing a pair of sneakers, some cash, and two credit cards, one of which was used to make a purchase of $27 — was gone. Cops say there was no damage to the car and the owner believes that his car doors may have been left unlocked, according to police.

Sneaky theft

A sneak stole several debit and credit cards in a waiting room at a Kings Highway hospital on April 20.

The victim told cops that she left her bag unattended in the public waiting area in the medical center near E. 32nd Street around 1 pm. When she came back an hour later, she says her wallet was still there, but her two credit cards, her driver’s license, and a copy of her social security card were all gone, according to the report. Police say there was an attempt to use one of the cards at an electronics store, which was declined.

— Alexandra Simon

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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