Two New Jersey men are accused of forgery and theft charges after they tried to buy numerous Apple iPads using a fraudulent credit card on Wednesday at mall in West Nyack, according to .
The arrests led to the discovery of seven fraudulent credit cards and a fraudulent New Jersey license plate that was on a Ford Taurus that was to be used as a getaway car.
Police said Adam Hassan, 30, of Denville, NJ, and Tammer Abrahem, 36, of Wantage, NJ, were trying to buy the iPads at the West Nyack store at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday when the Visa card they presented could not be properly read by equipment at a store check-out counter. Police said an investigation determined the cadr was bogus.
Hassan and Abrahem were arrested and charged as acting in concert with the following charges:
- 8 counts of criminal possession of forged instrument 2nd (felony)
- 7 counts of criminal possession of stolen property 4th (felony)
- Identity theft 2nd (felony)
- Unlawful possession of personal identification information 3rd (misdemeanor)
- Attempted Grand larceny 4th (misdemeanor).
Both men were arraigned in Clarkstown Town Court in New City by Judge Howard Gerber and ordered held in the Rockland County Correctional Facility in New City on $20,000 bail each pending a hearing on Monday.