On Feb. 11, a Central New York man was arrested after he was allegedly caught using stolen credit card numbers to purchase hundreds of thousands of dollars in jewelry. Investigators said the jewelry was purchased from stores in Albany, Oneida, Onondaga, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties.
According to Ontario County Sheriff's deputies, the 33-year-old defendant attempted to buy diamond earrings and a Rolex watch valued at approximately $29,000 at an Eastview Mall store. However, store employees became suspicious that he was using a cloned credit card linked to a stolen credit account before the transaction could be completed. He fled the store and tried to hide among snow banks near the mall, but he was soon apprehended by authorities.