Identity theft ring busted after suspects spend $150K at Macy’s

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Identity theft ring busted after suspects spend $150K at Macy’s

An identity-theft ring was busted Tuesday for using forged credit cards to rack up $150,000 in luxury cosmetics at Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square, officials said.

The six defendants allegedly used credit car​​d information stolen from more than a dozen customers at major banks and embarked on a pricey shopping spree in Dec. 2015.

The crew spent thousands on high-end products, including La Mer, Lancome and Clinique, and made as many as 20 purchases in a single day, according to a statement from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

Defendants Cheng Feng Li, Jing Jing Li, Yong Mei Lin, Yu Hai He, Yu Lan Dong and Bohan Li pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court to charges of grand larceny, identity theft and possession of a forged instrument.