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Cops: Keith Poliard tried to use forged credit card at car dealership

A Queens man who Nassau police said tried to use a forged credit card at a car dealership and then fled with officers in pursuit has been arrested.

Police said Keith Poliard, 36, went to the Infinity of Massapequa dealership on May 28 and ordered two tires using a forged credit card. On Friday, when he came back to pick up the tires, the dealership notified Nassau's Seventh Precinct.

As police arrived, Poliard fled in his vehicle, hitting a parked car in the dealer lot before merging onto the westbound Southern State Parkway. Shortly after, First Precinct officers stopped the car and arrested Poliard, police said. Police said they found that Poliard was in possession of several counterfeit credit cards.

Poliard, of 138-07 111th Ave. in South Jamaica, is charged with five counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, fourth-degree criminal mischief, two counts of second-degree identity theft, third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer, and leaving the scene of an incident.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Police ask anyone who believes they may have been a victim of Poliard's to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.


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