Manhattan man arrested for identity theft connected to Golden Town Buffet

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BETHLEHEM, N.Y.—The Bethlehem Police Department arrested a man on
identity theft charges on Wednesday in connection to the Golden Town Buffet
credit card scheme.

Bao Hua Liu, 51, was arrested on Wednesday after a search warrant
was executed at the Golden Town Buffet on Route 9W in Glenmont in August 2013. 
After an on-going investigation, it was determined that credit cards were being
skimmed at the location.

According to Police, Lie was involved in facilitating the use of
counterfeit credit cards with the identities of multiple individuals who were
victimized at the business.

Liu was arrested on February 12 and arraigned in the Town of
Bethlehem Court. He was charged with two counts of Identity Theft in the first
degree, Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument in the second degree, Grand
Larceny in the third degree, and Scheme to Defraud in the first degree, as well
as misdemeanor counts of Conspiracy in the fifth degree and Criminal
Facilitation in the fourth degree.

Liu was sent to the Albany County Correctional Facility without
bail. Additional char

Liu is one of five people arrested after the Golden Town Buffet in
Glenmont was raided over the summer. Authorities say they stole customers'
credit card information then used it to make duplicate cards and made $50,000
in charges.

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