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Utica man faces several charges in connection with theft

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A Utica man faces several charges after he allegedly stole more than $2,700 in computers, New Hartford police say.

Jeffrey A. Trapp, 48, of the 1000 block of Knox Street, is charged with one count of grand larceny in the fourth degree, one count of attempted grand larceny and two counts of identity theft.

According to officials, merchandise was purchased online at Bestbuy.com from Ghana, Africa, using stolen credit card information of several New York state residents. After the purchases were made, Trapp would allegedly use those identities to pick up the merchandise and then ship the items to Ghana. Where and how the credit card information was stolen is still under investigation. Trapp is accused of stealing more than $2,700 in computers and attempting to steal another $1,800 in merchandise from the New Hartford Best Buy.

Trapp posted bail and was released from jail. He will appear in court Thursday.

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