Multiple busted for forgeries at Barney’s

Barney’s at 101 Seventh Avenue

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Police arrested multiple people for allegedly forged credit cards inside the Barney’s at 101 Seventh Avenue last week. The four people who were arrested were all reportedly in possession of stolen credit cards in addition to forged credit cards with the suspects’ names on them but that were connected to the cards that had allegedly been stolen.

Kareem McClain, 36, was arrested inside the store on Monday, August 26 at 1:05 p.m. after he allegedly attempted to purchase a wallet with multiple credit cards. Police said that each card swiped showed on the store computer with a different card number than what was physically on the cards. Upon further investigation, police found that each card was linked to different stolen credit card numbers. McClain was allegedly in possession of all of the stolen cards and he was charged with grand larceny, forgery and petit larceny.

Police arrested 26-year-old Samuel Taffary for alleged forgery inside the store at 4:46 p.m. on the same day and was also charged with grand larceny and petit larceny after he reportedly attempted to make a purchase with various credit cards that police said had been forged.

Eighteen-year-old Daniel Chapman was arrested inside the Barney’s later the same day at 7:36 p.m. Police said that Chapman attempted to purchase items with two different credit cards and when each card was swiped, they showed on the store computer with a different number from what was physically on the cards. Police said that each card was linked to different card numbers and when Chapman was searched, police found that he was in possession of both stolen cards and a third card with different numbers. Chapman was also charged with forgery, grand larceny and petit larceny.

Police arrested 22-year-old Alice Tuck for an alleged forgery inside the Barney’s at 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28. Police said that Tuck attempted to purchase items inside the store with multiple credit cards, which all showed different numbers on the store computer. Police found that each card was individually linked to different card numbers and upon further investigation, police found that Tuck was in possession of all the allegedly stolen cards.

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