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Merrick man charged with stealing debit card, withdrawing cash

Matthew B. Leone, 32, of Merrick, was arrested

Matthew B. Leone, 32, of Merrick, was arrested on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Leone stole the debit card of a 68-year-old man whom he knew and made "numerous withdrawals" between January and March, amounting to more than $17,000, police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

A Merrick man has been charged with stealing an acquaintance's debit card and making more than $17,000 worth of withdrawals, Nassau police said.

Police said Matthew B. Leone, 32, stole the debit card of a 68-year-old man whom he knew and made "numerous withdrawals" between January and March. The loss to the victim amounted to more than $17,000, police said.

A subsequent investigation led detectives to Leone, who police said was arrested without incident Wednesday afternoon at his home.

Leone, of 8 Alfred Rd., is charged with third-degree grand larceny. He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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