CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- A 24-year-old Cortlandt man has been charged with identity theft in a case involving several locations throughout Westchester and Putnam, state police said.
New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Brewster barracks charged Omar Hassan with identity theft (first degree, a Class D felony), and two counts of unlawful possession of personal identification information (third degree), a Class A misdemeanor.
State Police in Brewster received several reports during the month of July from residents who had valuables, including credit cards, stolen from their unlocked vehicles. It was then discovered that the stolen credit cards were being used at various locations throughout Westchester County. Following a detailed investigation, Hassan was identified as a suspect.
Numerous agencies including the Mount Pleasant Police Department, Peekskill Police Department and the State Police in Somers and Cortlandt have charges pending against Hassan for incidents within their jurisdictions. Hassan’s parole is also in the process of revocation.
Hassan was arraigned in the Town of Southeast Court and remanded to Putnam County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail or $20,000 bond.
The State Police would like to advise residents to lock their vehicles and not store valuable property within their cars.
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