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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Four Arrested for Phony Credit Cards

Officers arrested a Queens, N.Y. man and three women Friday night for larceny, identify theft and related charges following a report they were trying buy merchandise at Castle Wine & Spirits on Post Road East via fraudulent credit cards, police said today.

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Arrested: (top, l-r) Ariana Burton, Tamara Magee (bottom) Monty Payne, Kathyling Pena. Westport Police photos

“When confronted by store personnel, these individuals fled in a red Mazda bearing Maryland license plates,” said Sgt. David Wolf. “The car was last seen heading westbound on Post Road East. This information was broadcast to responding officers.”

He said that shortly after the broadcast, the vehicle was spotted traveling westbound on Post Road East in the area of the Sherwood Island Connector where it was pulled over by patrol units.

“All four suspects were in the vehicle and were positively identified as the ones who were at Castle Wine & Spirits a short time earlier,” said Wolf.  “They were found to be in possession of a number of fraudulent credit cards as wells as several bottles of liquor.”

Arrested was Monty Payne, 35 of Queens who was charged with: sixth-degree larceny; conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny; two counts of forgery in the third degree; forgery in the second degree; 22 counts of unlawful completion or reproduction of a credit card; criminal impersonation; third-degree identity theft; identity theft; and illegal use of a credit card.  He is being held in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

Also arrested on similar charges were: Ariana Burton, 22, of Louisiana; Tamara Magee, 19, also of Louisiana; and Kathyling Pena of Brooklyn, N.Y. Each is being held in lieu of a $25,000 bond. No court date was given.


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