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After allegedly making multiple purchase attempts with stolen credit cards in April, a former Altoona resident is facing two identity theft-related felonies, court documents stated.
Daniel I. Sabo, 41, was arraigned Friday by Magisterial District Judge Daniel DeAntonio, who set Sabo’s cash bail at $5,000, according to court documents.
An Altoona resident notified police on April 5 that his wallet, containing multiple credit cards, was stolen from his vehicle, police reported.
Later, the victim told police the cards were used without his permission April 5-6 in attempted purchases at Lowe’s, The Home Depot and Sheetz, totaling about $974 in completed and attempted transactions, a criminal complaint stated.
Using surveillance footage from Lowe’s and Home Depot, police noted they identified two individuals making purchases with the victim’s credit cards on April 5. While a purchase with one of the victim’s cards was approved at Lowe’s for about $580, a second attempted purchase at Home Depot, for about $385, was denied, court documents stated.
Police learned the two men left both locations in a vehicle registered to one of the individual’s relatives. During questioning, the individual told police he was with Sabo during the purchases, which Sabo was allegedly using to pay back money owed to the individual for rent, police reported.
A third purchase on
April 6, was made at Sheetz using one of the victim’s credit cards, court documents stated.
Video footage allegedly showed Sabo making the purchase and leaving with another person, police reported. The vehicle the two men left in was registered to an individual who told police he gave Sabo a ride to the Sheetz in exchange for a pack of cigarettes, a criminal complaint stated.
Sabo is currently detained at the Blair County Prison, court documents stated.
A preliminary hearing scheduled before DeAntonio for May 12.
Mirror Staff Writer Ike Fredregill is at 814-946-7458.