A 26-year-old Yonkers man was sentenced to serve one to three years in prison for identity theft involving credit cards. Police arrested him and discovered more than 80 stolen credit cards, various fake IDs, and receipts for expensive items.
Acting District Attorney James A. McCarty announced on November 15 that Gabriel Young, 26, pleaded guilty Oct. 11, 2016, to second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. He was sentenced to prison time for second-degree criminal possession of a forged Instrument.
Young’s accomplice and co-defendant, Omar Hidalgo, pleaded guilty on Sept. 8 to second-degree criminal possession of a forged Instrument and is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 29.
The pair were arrested after Hildago entered a Best Buy and attempted to buy an iPad with a stolen credit card. He carried, and used, a fake ID with his face on the license but used the name “Daniel Lopez.” Best Buy employees were suspicious and brought the ID and credit card to the police who routinely surveyed the store.
Hidalgo managed to leave the Best Buy as this was happening. He ran across the parking lot to meet up with Young. The two met