LONG ISLAND CITY — A College Point man was arraigned on grand larceny charges after he allegedly swiped a credit card from a fellow customer at a Long Island City deli, a spokeswoman for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
The victim said he purchased a bottle of water at the Calle #9 Deli Grocery, at 35-63 9th St. in Long Island City, around 7:30 a.m. last Thursday and left his wallet, which contained $500 and a Capital One credit card, on the store counter, according to the criminal complaint.
The victim said he noticed 25-year-old Winston Garcia, of 127-10 23rd Ave. in College Point, and he was the only customer at the store around the time he left his wallet at the deli, the complaint said.
An officer reviewing the store’s surveillance camera said the footage showed Garcia removing the wallet from the store counter, the complaint said.
Garcia was arraigned last Thursday on grand larceny charges before Queens Criminal Court Judge Elisa Koenderman, who released him on his own recognizance, the spokeswoman said.
Garcia’s next court date is scheduled for July 21, she said.
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