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Pizza delivery leads to larceny arrest in Uniondale, cops say

Jamaar J. Monuma, 21, of Uniondale, bought custom

Jamaar J. Monuma, 21, of Uniondale, bought custom wheel rims using a fraudulent credit card for his online order last month and was arrested Wednesday, July 27, 2016, after he used the same card to have pizza delivered to his home, Nassau County police said. Credit: NCPD

A Uniondale man who bought custom wheel rims using a fraudulent credit card for his online order last month was arrested Wednesday after he used the same card to have pizza delivered to his home, police said.

Nassau County police said Jamaar J. Monuma, 21, of Hempstead Boulevard, was arrested at his home at 12:30 p.m. and charged with third-degree grand larceny, first-degree identity theft and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. The custom rims were recovered during the arrest, police said.

Police said that on June 28, Monuma ordered four Rotiform CCV 18-inch rims from Black Forest Industries in Cary, N.C. The purchase price was $975.98. Police said Monuma paid for the order using a CapitalOne Bank credit card and had the rims delivered to an address on Walton Avenue in Uniondale.

On July 11, police said, Black Forest received a “charge back” from CapitalOne — indicating the purchase was fraudulent.

Investigators then examined other charges made to the fraudulent card and found it had been used to order food from Papa John’s on June 28 and July 2 and found those orders had been delivered to Monuma’s address.

They then located and arrested Monuma, charging him with the fraudulent purchase of the rims.

Monuma faces arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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