A Utica man is under arrest for grand larceny and identity theft after a month long investigation by New Hartford police.

Jeffrey Trapp, 48, of Knox Street, allegedly stole over $2,700 of computer equipment and tried to steal another $1,800 in similar equipment from the New Hartford Best Buy.

Investigators say Trapp purchased the merchandise online at Best Buy using stolen credit card information of several New York State residents.

After the purchases were made Trapp allegedly used the stolen identities to pick up the merchandise and ship it to Ghana, Africa.

Where and how the credit card information was stolen is still under investigation.

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