GREENBURGH, N.Y. - A duo from Brooklyn is in trouble with the law in Greenburgh after being busted with fake IDs while attempting to defraud the Best Buy location in Hartsdale.
At approximately 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, officers from the Greenburgh Police Street Crime unit were notified of a sticky situation by a Best Buy Asset Protection employee, who was suspicious of a man attempting to open a store credit account with an out-of-state ID bearing the name Errol Sibbleg.
According to police, the man - would later be identified as Davaun High - was attempting to purchase a “high-end” Apple MacBook Pro with a value of nearly $1,300. While he was waiting for the purchase to be finalized, High “became nervous and started talking and texting on his phone for the entire duration of the transaction."
When the Asset Protection employee asked to verify the ID a second time, High “quickly left the store in a (hasty) and nervous manner during the transaction.” High was then spotted walking to the far end of the parking lot to a corner parking spot, looking over his shoulder and talking on his cell phone. He then proceeded to get into the passenger side of a grey BMW.
Officers from the Street Crime Unit proceeded to set up surveillance in the parking lot, where the BMW was still parked. The vehicle eventually exited, and was followed onto Central Avenue. Officers observed the vehicle fail to signal a lane change while turning onto East Hartdale Avenue, prompting a traffic stop.
Police reported that upon approaching the vehicle, they saw the passenger - who fit the description provided by Best Buy employees - “making furtive movements toward the passenger side door jam and glove box.” Officers then positively identified High and asked him to step out of the vehicle.
During the investigation, officers found “an odd and pixelated New York ID card” on the passenger side door jam with a photo of High that was determined to be fake. There was also a fake Maryland ID in an open glovebox that High was attempting to hide. High was also in possession of a Citibank credit card, which had a yellow post-it note on its face with personal information for a man named Peter Bazos.
The attention was then turned to the driver, Nyasia Williams, who denied being in the parking lot and “was evasive while speaking.” When asked to step out of her car, Williams was seen attempting to stash something under her seat, which was ultimately a fake New Jersey ID with the name Jane Barnet and Williams’ photo.
An investigation of the vehicle revealed a Trac phone, additional credit cards in High’s name and numerous store account lines of credit receipts, which appeared to have come from numerous different victims.
Both were arrested by Greenburgh police. As of Monday, both High and Williams were being held and waiting to be arraigned.