On July 6 at approximately 9 p.m., Saida Martin, 22, from Brooklyn, NY was arrested by Clarkstown PD and charged with 24 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument second (felony) and one count of criminal possession of stolen property third (felony).
Police say Martin attempted to purchase an Apple I pad at the Best Buy store located in the Palisades Mall and presented five different credit cards as the method of payment, all of which were declined. Martin left the store without a successful purchase. Officers located Martin inside of the Apple store also located in the Palisades Mall. During the investigation it was determined that Martin possessed 24 credit cards that were fraudulent.
A search of Martin’s vehicle uncovered proceeds from previous purchases which were all completed in NJ using one fraudulent credit card or another, police say. The merchandise included two Apple I pads, four pairs of shoes, two sets of curtains, and one set of sheets, totaling $5,411.40 in value.
Martin was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court before Judge Ugell. She was remanded to the Rockland County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.