17th suspect accused of theft at Deer Park Apple store
A New York man is facing theft and burglary charges after being the 17th person -- in less than a year -- accused of trying to open fraudulent accounts at the Deer Park Apple store.
Jose E. Baez-Polanco, 19, was arrested Thursday evening after Lake County sheriff's deputies responded to a complaint that he was attempting to open an account and purchase a new iPhone using stolen identification, officials said.
Baez-Polanco was charged with burglary, identity theft and retail theft, all felonies. He remains behind bars in lieu of a $100,000 bail.
It's the fifth such arrest this month at the store. There were others, dating back to last summer and also involving residents of New York and Detroit.
It's unclear if the suspects know one another. All the cases are currently pending. Baez-Polanco's next court date is Tuesday.