FLUSHING — A Manhattan man was charged with identity theft and other crimes after he allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase items at a Flushing supermarket, a spokeswoman for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
Yu Zhao, 43, of 2352 W. 13th St., allegedly tried to pay for $44 worth of items at the Gold City Supermarket last Thursday when the cashier determined the credit card he used was invalid, according to the criminal complaint.
A fraud investigator from Citibank determined the credit card was in the name of a woman and Zhao allegedly told a police officer that he bought the credit card “from a guy in Mohegan Casino for $200,” the complaint said.
Zhao was arraigned Friday on charges of criminal possession of a forged instrument, identity theft, unlawful possession of personal identification information and attempted petit larceny before Queens Criminal Court Judge Mary O’Donoghue, who set bail at $1,000, the spokeswoman said.
Zhao is next scheduled to appear in court Friday, the spokeswoman said.
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