New York man charged with trying to buy phones with stolen ID

Roberto Garcia was arrested at the Sprint store in the Southern Park Mall

Roberto Garcia, charged with forgery and ID theft
Roberto Garcia was charged with forgery and identity theft after police said he tried to purchase cell phones using a fraudulent identification and credit card.

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Bronx, New York man was arrested Wednesday after police said he tried to purchase cell phones at the Southern Park Mall with a stolen identification card.

JJavier Villa was charged with complicity and possession of marijuana during the investigation
Javier Villa was charged with complicity and possession of marijuana during the investigation.

Roberto Garcia, 20, was picked up at the Sprint store in the mall after employees reported that he gave them a suspicious driver’s license. Garcia tried to purchase two iPhones and identified himself as Ronald Kent of Saint Cloud, Florida.

An employee told police that he recognized Garcia from a picture sent out regarding phones being purchased on accounts fraudulently at a Sprint store in Youngstown.

Garcia was charged with identity fraud, forgery, attempt and obstructing official business. He was taken to Mahoning County Jail.

Police said a credit card in the Florida man’s man and the driver’s license were seized.

Another man, 23-year-old Javier Villa, was charged with complicity and possession of marijuana during the investigation.

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