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ATM Card Used In Fraud Arrest.


On September 29, 2020, Troopers out of SP Lockport arrested Christopher Harris, 41 and Layoya M. Pickett, 36 both of Niagara Falls, NY for Grand Larceny 4th degree (E Felony), Identity Theft 2nd degree (E Felony) and Petit Larceny.


On September 28, 2020, Troopers responded to a fraud complaint in the town of Pendleton.  The victim stated used a debit/credit card in the Niagara Choice ATM machine on Niagara Falls Blvd and once the transaction ended forgot the debit/credit card.  The victim reported this to the bank, they did not locate the card and advised the victim the card had a purchase at Home Depot for over $900.


Troopers investigated video footage and other resources from the bank and at Home Depot to identify the suspects, Harris and Pickett. 


Both were located and arrested.  Both were transported to SP Lockport for processing and issued an appearance ticket for the town of Pendleton later in October 2020.

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