On July 18 at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Officers responded to the Apple Store located in the 1400 block of 3rd Street regarding fraudulent credit card purchases. Upon arrival, loss prevention employees advised officers that two suspects, later identified as Baldwin Acevedo, 25 and Jaime Goeman, 27 of New York, were making large purchases with suspected fraudulent credit cards. Goeman made a purchase totaling over $7,000 and walked out of the store while Acevedo was in the process of trying to make a purchase. One of the store’s loss prevention employees recognized both of the suspects as those wanted in an on-going fraud from multiple nearby Apple stores within the last couple of days that was estimated to be at $90,000.
The loss prevention agent followed Goeman out of the store and pointed him out to officers that were arriving on the scene. Officers detained Goeman as they went into the store to continue their investigation. Both of the driver’s license and identification cards were verified as fraudulent. Goeman was arrested for burglary, fraud, false personation, shoplifting, grand theft and he was found to have an extradition warrant. Acevedo was booked for fraud, false personation, burglary, grand theft and shoplifting. No bail was set for Goeman and $1,000,000 bail was set for Acevedo.