Police: Man uses woman’s account

A New York City man is in jail after Allegheny Township police say he used a fraudulent credit card to buy hundreds of dollars worth of Red Bull, Scott towels and Ensure at Sam’s Club.

Julio Cesar Guity-Lino, 33, of Bronx, N.Y., was arrested about 7 p.m. Tuesday after police were called to Sam’s Club in the Plank Road Commons over suspected fraud.

According to charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Steven Jackson, Sam’s Club personnel in Altoona were alerted by employees of the State College store at 4 p.m. about three men in a U-Haul van fraudulently buying large quantities of Red Bull, Scott towels and Ensure at the self-service checkouts.

Police arrived at the Altoona Sam’s Club to find Guity-Lino and two other men in the parking lot with a U-Haul van.

Guity-Lino, who was in the passenger seat, allegedly bought $558.71 in Red Bull, Scott towels and Ensure and used a Sam’s Club account and its connected Visa credit card of a Virginia woman.

The woman later told police she had been alerted of the purchases, does not know Guity-Lino and had not given him permission to use the account.

Police said the driver of the van was identified as one of the three men who had been caught on surveillance cameras inside the State College Sam’s Club.

Guity-Lino was arraigned Wednesday morning by Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller and jailed in lieu of $75,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 23 before Jackson.


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