Gym owner accused of using customers’ credit cards

An Oceanside kickboxing gym owner is under arrest for allegedly running up fraudulent charges on his customers' credit cards. Thomas Donovan, of Island Park, owns 5 Star Boxing on Lawson Boulevard.

News 12 Staff

Dec 11, 2014, 3:41 AM

Updated 3,451 days ago

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Gym owner accused of using customers’ credit cards
An Oceanside kickboxing gym owner is under arrest for allegedly running up fraudulent charges on his customers' credit cards.
Thomas Donovan, of Island Park, owns 5 Star Boxing on Lawson Boulevard. Police say the 39-year-old used the credit card numbers of three of his clients to make $30,000 worth of purchases from Home Depot. Authorities say the purchases included a snowblower, assorted tools and Christmas decorations.
Police say they also found steroids and an unlicensed gun while executing a search warrant. Police say Donovan has 14 prior arrests and nine convictions on charges that included grand larceny and forgery.
Donovan appeared in a Hempstead courtroom Wednesday, where he faced grand larceny, identity theft and weapons charges. A judge set his bail at $100,000.
Nassau police are asking anyone that may be a victim to call them at 516-573-5275.


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