Fake Gift Card Scam Lands Teen in Hot Water

On July 27 at 7:45 p.m., young Kengsley Angrand of the middle-class Queens neighborhood Cambria Heights made a fateful decision.

Angrand approached the clerk at Best Buy located at the Palisades Mall in West Nyack and presented a Visa gift card to pay for two Apple iPads valued at $1,119.89. Angrand left the store with the iPads but it wasn’t long before managers at the store realized the gift card was a fake.

Angrand was tracked down and police found a total of eight additional fraudulent gift cards on his person.

The youth was arrested and charged with the following crimes: nine counts of criminal possession of forged instrument 2nd (felony), nine counts of criminal possession stolen property (felony), criminal possession of stolen property 4th (felony), forgery 2nd (felony) Identity theft 2nd (felony), and Grand larceny 4th (felony).

Angrand was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court by Judge Johns and remanded to the Rockland County Correctional Facility in lieu of $3,500.