Saratoga County

Malta cigarettes purchase leads to arrest

Man used stolen credit card to buy $222 worth of smokes, troopers say
Sean MacDonald.
Sean MacDonald.

MALTA — An investigation of a purse snatching in Glens Falls has resulted in the arrest of a man accused of using a stolen credit card in Malta to purchase more than $200 in cigarettes.

Sean MacDonald, 30, of Lake Luzerne, faces one count of second-degree identity theft and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, both felonies.

The Glens Falls stolen purse case began Nov. 26 with a report to police, who soon learned someone used a credit card from the stolen purse to buy $222 in cigarettes from a Malta convenience store later that same day, a state police spokesman said.

State police identified the man in Malta as MacDonald and put out a warrant for his arrest. Schenectady police then arrested him Sunday on a misdemeanor petit larceny charge that accused him of theft from a local store, city police said.

MacDonald was arraigned in Malta Town Court and was ordered held on $10,000 bail. He also has a warrant out for his arrest from Glens Falls related to the original incident, state police said.

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