Authorities say a Binghamton resident faces eight felony counts for allegedly using a someone else's credit card to make purchases at several Broome County businesses.

Investigators say 18-year-old Alexander Avery was arrested on Wednesday.

According to the Broome County Sheriff's Office, Avery allegedly used the credit card to buy fast food and clothing at businesses on Court Street and State Street in downtown Binghamton. He also allegedly bought some items at stores in Johnson City and on the Vestal Parkway in Vestal.

Avery was charged with four counts of second-degree identity theft and four counts of fourth-degree grand larceny.

Detectives say the illegal purchases occurred on February 15. The credit card was reported stolen after its owner left it behind at a town of Dickinson gas station.

Avery was ordered to appear in local courts to answer the charges.

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