New York Fugitive From Justice Arrested in Waterford: Police

Waterford police arrested a New York man as a fugitive from justice Saturday morning.

Police say they responded to the Rite Aide at 75 Boston Post Road around 9:45 a.m. for reports of someone trying to use a fraudulent credit card. The caller reported that the same individual had been in Thursday evening. When police arrived they spoke to that individual, later identified as Jordan Potts, 22, of Brooklyn, New York. Police say Potts was argumentative and attempted to leave the store. When officers placed him in custody, he gave two false names. He was later identified by his fingerprints.

Police say Potts may have been using fraudulent credit cards to purchase Visa gift cards, cash those gift cards in, and then wire transfer money to accounts in $500 increments. Police believe the total amount was around $7,500. Police seized $1,889 in cash and several gifts cards and fraudulent IDs. The investigation is ongoing.

Potts had an active felony arrest warrant out of New York for burglary.

Potts was charged with interfering with a police officer, third-degree identity theft, and fugitive from justice. He is currently held on a $500,000 bond for the fugitive from justice charge and a $50,000 bond on the original arrest. Police say more charges are expected.

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