Massapequa ID Theft Suspect Hurt Officer, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A New York City man has been accused of assaulting a Nassau County police officer who was arresting him on suspicion of credit card fraud and identity theft in Massapequa on Tuesday afternoon.Omar Sepulveda tried to buy a 2013 Suzuki four-wheeled ATV from Island Power Sports on Sunrise Highway using a fraudulent Bank of America Visa card and a fraudulent American Express Platinum card at 2:37 p.m., police said.The clerk called 911 upon learning that both cards were fraudulent, police said. The 30-year-old Bronx man fled but was stopped shortly later by an officer with whom he got into a scuffle, police said.Sepulveda flailed his arms and kicked his legs while resisting arrest but was eventually taken into custody, police said.The officer was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a sprained knee.Sepulveda was charged with assault, attempted grand larceny, criminal possession of a forged instrument, identity theft, forgery and resisting arrest.He will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img

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