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Police discover Brooklyn gangbanger is “American girl” doll fan

December 14, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Police discover Brooklyn gangbanger is “American girl” doll fan

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The “American Girl” doll fad has now reached even gangs in Brooklyn.

A bust of 35 gang members based in Brownsville included one tough thug who used stolen credit cards to buy a range of illicit goods — including at least two of the expensive Mattel dolls online, officials announced on Tuesday.

“He was apparently a big fan of the “American Girl” store,” joked acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez about 29-year-old Tyrone “Ty” Sexton, at a news conference with Commissioner James O’Neill.

When authorities revealed the indictments of Sexton and 34 other violent gang members associated with the “Hoodstarz” street group and related crews, including Folk Nation and the 823 Crips, police said that Sexton purchased the dolls from American Girl last December and January totaling $378 and $384, respectively.

Sexton reportedly used credit-card numbers stolen from two women, one of whom is a New Jersey resident.

The dolls were shipped to Sexton’s apartment.

The man also bought 16 tickets for the Summer Jam concert for $1,960 on May 2nd, purportedly using stolen credit-card numbers from a Minnesota woman, The New York Post reported.

Gonzalez said that the crew would test out the stolen cards to ensure that the accounts were still working by charging $1 to muni-meters in the city.

After succeeding, another man, 23-year-old Shaquille “Lotso” Reid bragged to a friend during a wiretapped call saying, “The card shot like Steph Curry.”

Others things the gangbangers purchased in the credit-card plot included the rental of luxurious cars, guns, and merchandise on the home-shopping network.

The investigation into the group was launched in fall 2015.

The apprehension of the gang members resulted in charges of weapons possession, burglary, and drug dealing, along with the financial crimes.

“This is the end of Hoodstarz’s violence, identity theft, bogus rental cars, and drug dealing that permeated the streets,” O’Neill stated.

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