(Unedited, submitted by CPD)
On October 20, 2014 at approximately 2:45 p.m., the Clarkstown Police Department responded to a report of possible fraud at Kohl’s, located at 220 E. Rt.59 in Nanuet. Loss prevention employees stated that a male suspect attempted to purchase 3 gift cards totaling $95. It was determined that the credit card being used was fraudulent. The suspect was followed to a vehicle waiting outside with three other occupants.
The vehicle left the scene and was stopped by responding patrol units a short distance away. After a brief investigation the male that attempted the fraudulent purchase was identified as Allan Parker, 41, of New York, NY. Loss prevention employees from Kohl’s were on scene for a positive identification of the suspect. During the identification process, the Kohl’s employees identified both Parker and another occupant of the suspect vehicle to be suspects in another fraudulent purchase that occurred on October 16, 2014.
The second suspect was identified as Eric Williams, 21, of Bronx, NY. On October 16, 2014, both Williams and Parker opened Kohl’s credit card accounts using stolen identification. Allan Parker made a purchase of assorted merchandise totaling $1,292 and Eric Williams made a purchase of assorted merchandise totaling $450.
Both were arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing. Allan Parker was charged with criminal possession of stolen property 4th (felony), grand larceny 4th (felony), forgery 2nd (felony), identity theft 1st (felony), petit larceny (misdemeanor) and endangering the welfare of a child (misdemeanor). Allan Parker’s child was with him at the time of the arrest. Eric Williams was charged with forgery 2nd (felony), identity theft 1st (felony), possession of a forged instrument 2nd (felony) and petit larceny (misdemeanor).
Williams and Parker were arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court. Bail was set at $50,000 for Allan Parker and bail was set at $10,000 for Eric Williams. Both suspects were transported to Rockland County Jail and will return to court on October 24 at 9:30 a.m.