An investigation revealed that 56-year-old Stanley Porter, of Bronx, New York, opened a line of credit using a false name, Charles Godfrey, and a false social security number. He then purchased about $3,600 worth of merchandise.
According to police, Costco staff became suspicious due to the large amount of purchases being made at three separate times in 40 minutes. When they approached Porter, he allegedly fled on foot across Boston Post Road where he was detained by Costco staff until police arrived.
He was held on a $25,000 bond.