BY GABE HERMAN | A man used a Chelsea resident’s personal information to fraudulently purchase thousands of dollars worth of jewelry earlier this year, police said.
The victim, 49, reported that on Jan. 9, around 10:30 a.m., in a residential building near W. 15th St. and Seventh Ave., he discovered that his personal information had been compromised. Not only that — but his information had been used to open a charge account with Kay Jewelers.
After an investigation, it was found that a man entered the Kay Jewelers at 5376 Kings Plaza in Brooklyn, in King’s Plaza Shopping Center, and made about $10,000 worth of purchases on the fraudulent account.
Police released a surveillance image of the suspect, who is wanted for grand larceny. He is described as having an afro hairstyle and was last seen wearing a dark green military-patterned coat with black jeans.
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