Cops: Queens Man, Keith Poliard, 36, Found with Counterfeit Credit Cards After Incident at Infinity of Massapequa
June 7, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – Nassau County Police have arrested a Queens man for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument from an incident that occurred on Friday, June 05, 2015 at 10:10 a.m. in Massapequa.
According to detectives, Keith Poliard, 36 of Jamiaca entered Infinity of Massapequa on May 28, 2015 and ordered two tires using a forged credit card. On Friday, June 05, 2015 the dealership notified the Seventh Precinct when Poliard returned to pick up the tires. As police arrived the defendant fled in his vehicle striking a parked car in the dealer lot. He continued onto the Southern State Parkway westbound where First Precinct Officers were able to stop the vehicle and place Poliard under arrest. During his arrest Poliard was found to be in possession of numerous counterfeit credit cards. There were no injuries reported.
Keith Poliard, 36 of Jamiaca was charged with five counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, Criminal Mischief, Identity Theft, Unlawful fleeing a Police Officer, and Leaving the Scene of an Incident.
Poliard is charged with (5) five counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd degree, Criminal Mischief 4th degree, (2) two counts of Identity Theft 2nd degree, Unlawful fleeing a Police Officer 3rd degree, and Leaving the Scene of an Incident. He was scheduled to be arraigned Saturday, June 6, 2015 at First District Court in Hempstead.
Detectives request anyone who believes they me be a victim of the defendant to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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