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Massapequa ID Theft Suspect Hurt Officer, Cops Say
A New York City man has been accused of assaulting a Nassau County police officer who was arresting him on suspicion of credit card fraud and identity theft in Massapequa on Tuesday afternoon.
Omar Sepulveda tried to buy a 2013 Suzuki four-wheeled ATV from Island Power Sports on Sunrise Highway using a fraudulent Bank of America Visa card and a fraudulent American Express Platinum card at 2:37 p.m., police said.
The clerk called 911 upon learning that both cards were fraudulent, police said. The 30-year-old Bronx man fled but was stopped shortly later by an officer with whom he got into a scuffle, police said.
Sepulveda flailed his arms and kicked his legs while resisting arrest but was eventually taken into custody, police said.
The officer was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a sprained knee.
Sepulveda was charged with assault, attempted grand larceny, criminal possession of a forged instrument, identity theft, forgery and resisting arrest.
He will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.