Man faces bevy of theft-related charges


NEW HARTFORD — A 37-year-old man is facing 23 theft-related charges after law enforcement officials said he stole and used another person’s credit and debit cards, among other incidents.

Police said Jonathan V. Evans, of New Hartford, entered another person’s unoccupied car while it was parked at a business on Genesee Street and stole a black bag on March 11. Police said the bag contained numerous credit and debit cards, along with the owner’s personal identification and other items.

Over the next several days, police said the cards were used at multiple banks and businesses in the New Hartford area.

Police said Evans was identified as the perpetrator, and noted that he was also wanted on several open arrest warrants for unrelated incidents. Police said Evans was also wanted for questioning regarding numerous forged and stolen checks.

Evans was located and taken into custody in Utica on Monday.

Evans is charged with three counts each of first-degree identity theft, second-degree forgery and fourth-degree possession of stolen property, 10 counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument, one count of fourth-degree grand larceny, all felonies, as well as two counts of petty larceny and one count of fifth-degree possession of stolen property, police stated.

Evans is scheduled to appear in court.


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