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Nassau police arrested a California man on charges

Nassau police arrested a California man on charges of grand larceny and possession of a forged instrument Wednesday, May 27, 2015, after he and two other people withdrew money from unsuspecting Chase Bank customers' accounts at Roslyn, Williston Park and Roslyn Heights branches, Major Case Bureau detectives said. Photo Credit: AP

Nassau police arrested a California man on charges of grand larceny and possession of a forged instrument Wednesday after they said he withdrew money from unsuspecting bank customers' accounts.

Abraham Grigoryan, 27, of 3810 Rahsdell Ave., La Crescenta, and two other people who are at large used re-encoded credit and debit cards to withdraw money from Chase Bank customer accounts at Roslyn, Williston Park and Roslyn Heights branches, Major Case Bureau detectives said.

Grigoryan's attorney could not be reached for comment.

Police said Grigoryan had at the time of arrest in Roslyn four re-encoded credit and debit cards with account numbers belonging to Chase customers, and that he and others had stolen more than $30,000.

Grigoryan is charged with third-degree grand larceny, second-degree possession of a forged instrument, and first-degree defraud. He will be arraigned Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead, police said.

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