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Man accused of threatening UC indicted for alleged identity theft

23-year-old Fahrudin Omerovic (Photo provided by the Utica Police Department)

The Utica man who is accused of making threats against Utica College and causing a lockdown on campus has been indicted on charges for an unrelated incident.

Posted: May. 24, 2018 4:28 PM

UTICA – The Utica man who is accused of making threats against Utica College and causing a lockdown on campus has been indicted on charges for an unrelated incident.

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Fahrudin Omerovic, 23, was indicted Thursday by an Oneida County Grand Jury on charges of felony identity theft and misdemeanor petit larceny.

Omerovic is accused of using a family friend’s credit card to purchase two vacuum cleaners from Utica College’s online bookstore, totaling $564.18, which he then had delivered to the bookstore in his own name, according to police.

Omerovic will appear in court again on June 12 to give his answer on a plea offer. On that same day, he will also have a Huntley Hearing related to his charges of making a terroristic threat.

Last week Omerovic rejected a plea deal offered by the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office for the terroristic threat charges, and he’s now headed to trial for that case.

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