Three Brooklyn men were arrested Thursday after two of them tried to purchase money orders using stolen debit cards at the West Hempstead Post Office, Nassau County Police said.
Bernardo Bernard, 24, and Jetav Romulus, 17, exited the post office after the cards were rejected and entered a 2012 Chevrolet joining Kevin Alexandre, 24, police said.
The men were located in the car a short time later on Woodlawn Road and Hempstead Turnpike, where they were found to be in possession of stolen debit cards, fraudulent checks totaling $3614.25 and victims’ personal information, according to police.
After further investigation, police said that the men deposited fraudulent checks into accounts from which they withdrew more than $1,000.
Bernard is being charged with three counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument, first-degree identity theft and first-degree defraud.
Romulus is being charged with first-degree defraud, second-degree identity theft, uninsured motor vehicle, unlicensed operator, unregistered motor vehicle and uninspected motor vehicle. Alexandre is being charged with second-degree possession of a forged instrument, first-degree defraud and second-degree identity theft.
All three defendants will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.