Man jailed without bail for stealing, using Massena woman's debit cards
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 11:33 am

MASSENA -- A Malone man was jailed without bail for stealing a woman’s debit cards from her home and using them at several stores, according to village police.

Ruben J. Quinones, 48, of 25 Porter Rd., Malone is facing with felonies that include one count of two counts each of fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree forgery. He is also charged with misdemeanors, including two counts of petit larceny, three counts of attempted petit larceny and one count each of second-degree criminal trespass and third-degree identity theft.

According to court papers, Quinones walked into Jared Dunne-Thayer’s residence at 15 Chestnut St., Massena and took Scotia Bank and NBT Bank debit cards belonging to Dunne-Thayer’s step-daughter, Natalie C. Pesold. Quinones then allegedly used them to buy Beats headphones and an iPad from Massena Wal-Mart, cigarettes and shaving blades from Dollar General and gas from Stewart’s. He allegedly forged Pesold’s signature. He also tried to make several purchases where the cards were declined, court documents said.

Dunne-Thayer told police he knew Quinones from his job and used to allow him, his wife and children to use their pool, court documents said. He also let Quinones get his mail at his house, but told him to stop coming by after he noticed he was entering the residence without permission, according to court papers.

Quinones was arrested by Malone Village Police on Thursday at 12:25 a.m. and turned over to Massena police. He was arraigned late Thursday morning in Massena Village Court and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility, Canton without bail.