Man Charged in Philipstown Debit Card Theft

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a 26-year-old Goshen resident stemming from his alleged involvement in the theft of a debit card from a Philipstown residence.

On Sept. 9, 2014, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a resident that her debit card had been used at several locations throughout Cold Spring and nearby Beacon without her permission.

Robert Ferris of the Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation looked into the incident. His probe enabled him to identify Ryan P. Loughlan of 22 Knapp Terrace as the suspect in this case. According to Investigator Ferris, Loughlan, an acquaintance of the homeowner, allegedly stole the debit card and used it to conduct several unauthorized transactions.

Loughlan was arrested on Sept. 19, 2014, and charged with grand larceny in the fourth-degree, a class E felony. He was released without bail pending an Oct. 8 court appearance in Philipstown Town Justice Court.

(A charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.)

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