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Man Buys $3,592.21 Puppy With Fake Credit Card: Police

A 23-year-old Long Island man has been arrested for allegedly using a fake credit card to buy a $3,592.21 puppy and a cellphone worth more than $240, authorities say. 

Police allege Victor Franco first used the fake card to buy the phone at Alicia MultiServices in Uniondale in August.

Months later, in November, Franco allegedly charged thousands of dollars to a fake card to buy the dog at The Puppy Store in Merrick.

The pricey pooch was a French Bulldog, The Puppy Store told NBC 4 New York. The dog still hadn't been returned, but police said if they found the puppy they would return it to the store.

On both occasions, police say Franco showed fake ID. 

He was arrested Tuesday on charges of grand larceny and identity theft, among other crimes.

The Nassau District Attorney's Office said his arraignment is yet to come. Information on an attorney for him wasn't immediately available. 

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