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Skydiving couple used stolen credit card, cops say

Abass Ibrahim, 21, and Maryam Burkes, 19, were

Abass Ibrahim, 21, and Maryam Burkes, 19, were charged with identity theft after they paid for a trip at Sky-dive Long Island on June 20, 2017, with a stolen credit card, Suffolk County police said. Photo Credit: SCPD

Suffolk police said they have arrested a Brooklyn couple they believe used a stolen credit card to take two skydiving trips earlier this year.

Abass Ibrahim, 21, of St. Marks Avenue and Maryam Burkes, 19, of Lincoln Avenue, turned themselves in to the Seventh Precinct on Tuesday night, several days after a video they paid for with the credit card at Skydive Long Island in Shirley on June 20 was made public and widely distributed in media reports.

Ibrahim is charged with first-degree identity theft and second-degree forgery, while Burkes is charged with first-degree identity theft. Authorities said the couple used a credit card owned by a resident of Washington state.

The suspects were being held overnight for arraignment Wednesday in First District Court in Central Islip.

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