Owego police charge man with 28 felonies; released under New York bail “reform”

(Owego, NY) – After a two-month Investigation, the Village of Owego Police Department arrested Eric Machet Riscart, 31, on Thursday, January 6, and charged him with:

  • 28 counts of Possession of Forged Instruments in the 2nd degree – Class D Felonies,
  • Possession of Burglary Tools – Class A Misdemeanor
  • and five counts of Petit Larceny – Class A Misdemeanors.  

Owego police said Machet had 28 fraudulent credit cards that he was using to purchase diesel fuel in large quantities that he was placing in a 400-gallon hidden compartment tank in the rear of his pick-up truck.  

Machet Riscart was identified as a Cuban citizen who entered the U.S. through Mexico. He has ties to Miami, Florida and New Jersey, said Owego police.  

Machet Riscart was arraigned in Tioga County CAP Court before Nichols Justice Grinage, who released Machet Riscart on his own recognizance under New York State Bail Reform.  

Owego Police were assisted by New York State Police, New York State Environmental Conservation Police and Vestal Police Department.