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State police investigator arrested in debit card case

State police investigator arrested in debit card case

Officer allegedly spent money then claimed transactions were fraudulent
State police investigator arrested in debit card case
Omar Snow
Photographer: New York State Police

State police arrested one of their own Friday, for allegedly reporting he'd been the victim of fraudulent debit card purchases that he'd actually made himself.

Omar Snow, 51, Schenectady, who holds the rank of investigator with the New York State Police, was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident and second-degree offering a false instrument for filing, both misdemeanors.

He was suspended following his arrest.

State police said in a news release that Snow reported his credit union debit card had been compromised, resulting in numerous fraudulent transactions in the Schenectady and Ballston Spa areas. However, police said, the investigation revealed that the card had not been compromised, and that Snow was personally responsible for all the transactions he had reported were fraudulent.

Snow was issued an appearance ticket for Malta Town Court on Nov. 15.

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