posted on September 09, 2010 17:35
A Batavia man has been federally charged in an extensive credit card scam.
46-year-old Nicholas Salvador of Park Avenue was arrested in Federal Court in Buffalo on Tuesday. His arrest is the result of a joint investigation between the Batavia Police Department and the United States Secret Service.
Salvador is accused of using the credit card information of several other people on a number of occasions in 2009. Salvador allegedly used the credit cards to purchase materials at Armor Building Supply.
Investigators say Salvador's alleged crime is connected to an arrest earlier this year. 32-year-old Dustin Hurlbut of Warsaw was cuffed in March on six Grand Larceny charges, after Batavia Police accused him similarly of buying items from Armor Building Supply with stolen credit card information.
Nicholas Salvador is the owner of Batavia's Sunoco gas station on East Main Street. If convicted on the charges, he could face extensive fines and jail time up to 40 years.