A New York man was arrested on charges of fraudulent credit cards after he allegedly purchased almost $7,500 of merchandise from the Nordstrom store at the South Shore Plaza on Tuesday afternoon.
According to police, loss prevention officers in the mall flagged down officers after the suspect fled from the store and ran into the woods behind Sullivan Tire off Common Street.
Officers apprehended the suspect a short time later, and located the bags in the woods containing the Nordstrom merchandise.
The suspect initially gave officers a New Jersey identification with a false name, and also discovered five credit cards in his possession with the same name as the New Jersey identification.
Officers contacted the credit cards and discovered that both of the cards the suspect had used were falsely embossed with credit card information of the unsuspecting card holders.
As a result, Patrick T. Lanorith, 34, of Staten Island, N.Y., was arrested and charged with larceny over $250, credit card fraud, possession of fraudulent credit cards, and identity theft.