Published on September 26th, 2013 | by Daniel R. Perlman0
Three ex-cons use fake IDs to go shopping on Staten Island
Three ex-cons, one of them a convicted killer, are accused of using a stolen identity to go on a shopping spree on Staten Island.
Police say Jeffrey Williams, 39, of Manhattan, made the purchases, while Darrel Wallace, 33, of the Bronx, and Robert Eaddy, 37, of Manhattan, waited in a car Saturday.
Williams used a fake driver’s license from Pennsylvania to open up lines of credit at the Macy’s at the Staten Island Mall in New Springville, and the Best Buy in the neighboring shopping center, then made about $3,000 in purchases, court papers allege.
Police arrested the trio outside of the Best Buy, and found Williams‘ photo on a second fake Pennsylvania driver’s license, and two forged credit cards, court papers allege.
Williams told police that the other two men had no idea what he was up to, and said of one of the fake IDs, “I use this ID whenever I get stopped,” according to a law enforcement source.
Williams has been arrested nine times since 2010, though he’s never spent time in state prison, according to the source.
Not so for his alleged accomplices. Public records show Eaddy has served three separate stints in state prison, for a drug dealing conviction in 1994, an attempted drug dealing and burglary conviction in 1997, and a drug dealing conviction in 2009. He was conditionally released to parole in March.
Wallace, who also goes by the name Jeffrey Washington, was convicted of murder in connection with a 1993 slaying in Manhattan, when he was just 15 years old, records show. Sentenced to five years to life as a juvenile offender, he was released to parole in August 2007, after serving 11 and a half years in prison.
All three men now face multiple counts of second-degree criminal possession of a false instrument, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, according to information from District Attorney Daniel Donovan’s office.
Source: silive.com “Three ex-cons use fake IDs to go shopping on Staten Island,” September 26, 2013.