Schenectady man found guilty in forged credit card trial

The Schenectady man, on trial in Columbia County Court, for being in possession of 18 forged credit cards, was found guilty by a jury of one count of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument. He was found not guilty on the other 17 counts. 23 year old Kareem Padgett is scheduled to be sentenced on January 26th.

Original press release from January:

PRESS RELEASEChatham, NY – On January 20, 2017, at approximately 9:58 p.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-90 for a speeding violation. The passengers, Kareem Padgett, 22, of Schenectady, NY, and Maliek J. Brown-Barrow, 20, of Brooklyn, NY, were found to be in possession of forged credit cards and marijuana. Brown-Barrow was placed in custody. Padgett actively resisting, prior to being taken into custody. Both men were transported and processed at SP Albany. Padgett was subsequently charged with:

  • Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd degree; a Class D Felony
  • Resisting Arrest; a Class A Misdemeanor
  • False Personation; a B Misdemeanor

He was arraigned before the Town of Chatham Court and remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.

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