Three New York City residents were arrested Thursday evening after using fraudulent credit cards and driver’s licenses to purchase two ATVs worth $56,000 at a Massapequa shop, police said.
Shaquisa Baker, 26, of Far Rockaway, Queens, was inside Island Powersports on Sunrise Highway when Bureau of Special Operations officers were on routine patrol in the area, Nassau County police said Friday in a news release. The officers observed “suspicious activity” involving customers at the store as well as a vehicle that had been circling the block, police said.
Tyrell Walker, 25, and Tyshawn Langhorne, 30, who both lived together in the same Lott Avenue apartment in Brooklyn, were with Baker, who had just filled out a credit application and purchased an ATV for $30,000, police said.
Detectives found that Langhorne was there picking up a $26,000 ATV he bought on Monday. The trio had all used fraudulent credit cards and licenses to purchase or attempt to purchase the ATVs, police said, and were all arrested at the scene without incident.
The people inside the suspicious vehicle that had been circling the block were identified and released, police said. A call to Island Powersports Friday morning went unanswered.
Langhorne is charged with third-degree grand larceny, second-degree possession of a forged instrument, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and first-degree identity theft.
Walker is charged with third-degree grand larceny, two counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and first-degree identity theft.
Baker is charged with two counts of second-degree of possession of a forged instrument.
They are scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.