Mall Guard, Store workers Arrested In Theft

WHITE PLAINS N.Y. Nov. 1, 2007 - A security officer from The Westchester mall and employees from two mall stores were arrested on multiple felony charges Tuesday, accused of using stolen credit cards to buy gift cards.
Otis Jackson, 24, of 4 Windsor Terrace, White Plains; Gerald Joseph, 23, of 168 N. Lawn Ave., Elmsford; and Anthony Jesus Perez, 26, of the Bronx were picked up at the 125 Westchester Ave. mall Tuesday afternoon. All are charged with felony counts of second-degree forgery, third-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. They're also all charged with fifth-degree conspiracy, a misdemeanor.
Detective Lt. Eric Fischer said Jackson, a mall security guard, is accused of bringing stolen credit cards to the Foot Locker store, where Joseph works, and Lady Foot Locker, where Perez works. Joseph and Perez, who police say knew the cards were stolen, put them through to purchase a total of $3,900 worth of gift cards Oct. 25, authorities said. The scheme was discovered by one of the store managers.
Bail and court information was not available.

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