GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Two men were charged Thursday with using a skimming device to capture credit numbers and create fraudulent cards – resulting in losses of $9,000 to multiple banks.
Kenneth Osias, 30, of Brentwood, and Otis Barnes, 23, of Brooklyn, were both charged with grand larceny, unlawful possession of a skimming device, and unlawful possession of personal identification information, Nassau County police said.READ MORE: De Blasio: Cuomo 'Should Be Charged' Over Sexual Assault, Harassment Claims In AG Investigation
They were arrested Thursday at Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City.
Police said between Dec. 14 and April 8, Osias used a skimming device to steal credit card numbers from his unspecified place of employment.
He gave the numbers to Barnes, who used them to create fraudulent cards which he used to make several purchases around Nassau County, police said.READ MORE: Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Sweeping Housing Eviction Prevention, Utility Assurance Into Law
Numerous banks lost a combined total upwards of $9,000, police said.
At the time of his arrest, Barnes had an additional skimming device with him, police said. He is additionally charged with possession of a forged instrument.
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