Tuesday, December 11, 2007

This just in - Lobsterman gets into identity theft

This story is from my neck of the woods. Fishing in the winter does stranges things to people...

Apparently the LobsterMAN used a WOMAN'S credit card to buy a ton of toiletries, cigars, some shoes, and a latte. Is this the latest breakdown of our Identity systems? I think not. It just goes to show you that a Lobsterman can be a woman in the real world now and not just online... Having a girly name like Evgeny helps though... And the shoes and a latte are just further gender blending cover ups... Let's see those receipts. Any mascara on there? Us Magazine or InStyle? Lip gloss?

PORTSMOUTH — A lobsterman with no permanent address and a criminal history, including a prison sentence for armed robbery, used a city woman's credit card to go on a three-hour, six-store shopping spree, even stopping to buy coffee with the stolen card, said police.

Charged with a felony count of fraudulent use of a credit card and two misdemeanor charges of receiving stolen property, Evgeny Healy, 22, was arraigned in Portsmouth District Court on Monday and ordered held on $3,500 cash-only bail.

According to an affidavit by Officer Andre Wassouf, Healy was arrested following a "lengthy investigation" into the Nov. 18 crimes.

Wassouf's report to the court says that on that date Healy first used the stolen Bank of America card at a Mobil gas station, where he charged $100 worth of merchandise at 9:02 a.m. At 9:20 a.m., he used the card at the Breaking New Grounds coffee shop for a $5.25 purchase, then went to a CVS drug store and charged $245 worth of goods at 10:37 a.m.

By 10:49 a.m., he moved onto a Rite Aid drug store and charged $266 worth of items and at 11:39 a.m. he charged $280 worth of goods at the Federal Cigar store, according to Wassouf.

The shopping trip ceased, said police, at 12:13 p.m., when Healy charged $190 worth of goods at a shoe store.

According to court records, Wassouf interviewed employees at all of the stores and reviewed video surveillance images from the pair of pharmacies, all leading to a warrant for Healy's arrest.

Brought to the district court in the custody of local police, Healy entered not-guilty pleas and denied the charges.

"I know there's cameras in all those stores," he said. "It's not me."

Judge Sawako Gardner noted Healy's criminal history as including the armed robbery conviction, in addition to past guilty findings for theft, being a fugitive from justice, shoplifting, breach of bail conditions and criminal threatening.

Healy is scheduled to return to the district court on Dec. 18 for a probable-cause hearing and has applied for a public defender. He provided the court with an address of 53 Dover Ave., Hampton, saying he moved there a few weeks ago.


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