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Convenience store clerk arrested for running card without authorization

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Nhazeem S Boghosian, 20, was arrested early this morning for fraudulent use of a credit card.

According to the arrest report, the victim had entered the Chevron at 1024 W. University Avenue to make a purchase, but when he tried to pay for the items, he couldn’t find his debit card. He went out to his car to look for the debit card, and about 10 minutes later, he returned to the store because his bank’s phone app said there had been two transactions processed at the Chevron.

The victim asked Boghosian if he had seen the debit card, and Boghosian picked up a card from the counter, asking if that was the lost card. The victim confirmed it was his card and asked whether any transactions had been processed on the card. Boghosian allegedly said he didn’t know the card belonged to the victim and that he had used it to pay for two beers that were sitting on the counter for $5.54. After the victim said there was an additional transaction for $28.88 for unknown items, Boghosian reversed that transaction, reimbursing the victim.

Post Miranda, Boghosian said the card didn’t have a name printed on it, so he didn’t know whose it was. He then used the card to pay for “two beers” that were sitting on the counter. He said he did not process the transaction for $28.88 but that he may have processed it by accident while trying to pay for the other items.

Boghosian has been charged with fraudulent use of a credit card. He also had an outstanding warrant on a grand theft charge from October 2021 of picking up a phone that had been dropped and using an ecoATM machine to get money for it. He is being held on $5,000 bail in the two cases.

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