A Utica man is facing several charges following an alleged incident that took place last week.

Police say Glasper was charged after he allegedly used a Bank of America debit card to make several unauthorized purchases from February 14th through February 16th, 2022.  The credit card had previously been reported lost.

Investigators say that once the purchases were identified they were able to look at surveillance video from the locations where the card was allegedly used.  Criminal investigators say that they were able to easily identify Glasper, with whom they were already familiar.

Eric Glasper Photo Credit: Utica Police Department (February 2022)
Eric Glasper Photo Credit: Utica Police Department (February 2022)

Glasper was charged with the following:

  • Forgery in the 2nd Degree (Class D felony)
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th Degree (felony)
  • Identity Theft in the 2nd Degree (Class E felony)
  • Petit Larceny (misdemeanor charge)

Investigators say that their familiarity stems from the fact that Glasper is a convicted sex offender.  Glasper was convicted of Rape in the 2nd Degree in 1995.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Police have not said how Glasper allegedly obtained the card used to make the purchases.

[EDITOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the Utica Police Department.  All arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty,  Prior convictions are no indication of guilt in a current case.  At the time of this posting no additional information was available.]

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The reader is reminded that all persons, either suspected of or arrested in connection to, a crime, are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of the individuals listed is asked to call police or the local Crime Stoppers.

The Utica Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division can be reached at: (315) 223.3510.

Calls, e-mail, and messages may also be left anonymously with Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers by calling: 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS), by visiting www.mohawkvalleycrimestoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips mobile app. All information received by Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is 100% confidential.

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