Woman arrested with almost 50 fraudulent credit cards

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WEST NYACK – A Brooklyn woman was arrested Thursday after she was found to be in possession of a stack of fraudulent credit cards at the Palisades Center Mall.

Christina Blackett, 27, was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, first-degree identity theft and fourth-degree grand larceny, all felonies, for possession of the cards and other contraband. She was also charged with petty larceny, a misdemeanor.

Suspicions arose when Blackett attempted to use one of the cards to purchase a $300 gift card at the mall’s Lord and Taylor. The suspect had allegedly been spotted by a loss prevention employee a day before when she made a similar purchase of $2,500 in gift cards, prompting him to call police.

Upon their arrival, Clarkstown Police found Blackett to be in possession of 48 fradulent credit cards. Blackett also allegedly had over $3,000 in gift cards purchased through fraud and $256 worth of clothing.

Blackett was subsequently arraigned and sent to the Rockland County Jail. Her bail was set at $10,000.

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