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Two Men Arrested In Westport On Credit Card Fraud Charges

Jimmy Jeanty
Jimmy Jeanty Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police
Junior Elinor
Junior Elinor Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police
The fraudulent credit cards police said they found on two men during a traffic stop in Westport.
The fraudulent credit cards police said they found on two men during a traffic stop in Westport. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police
Stolen gift cards that police said they found on two men during a traffic stop in Westport.
Stolen gift cards that police said they found on two men during a traffic stop in Westport. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police
Stolen gift cards that police said they found on two men in Westport.
Stolen gift cards that police said they found on two men in Westport. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

WESTPORT, Conn. -- State police from Troop G-Bridgeport have charged two men with possession of fraudulent credit cards and other counts, police said.

Troopers conducting motor vehicle enforcement on Interstate 95 south in the Fairfield/Westport Exit 17 area observed a white 2015 Toyota Camry being operated erratically and failing to stay in its proper lane about 2:08 a.m. Wednesday, police report.

Troopers initiated a motor vehicle stop in which the operator initially stopped the vehicle on the left shoulder; the troopers were able to assist the operator in moving the vehicle to the right shoulder, according to officials.

Upon approaching the vehicle and speaking with the occupants, troopers detected the odor of marijuana inside the car, police report.

Troopers conducted a search of the vehicle and allegedly found drug paraphernalia, 25 fraudulent credit cards, one that was stolen, and numerous stolen gift cards from several retail stores in varying dollar amounts, police report.

The operator of the vehicle, identified as Brooklyn, N.Y., resident Jimmy Jeanty, 24, and the passenger, identified as Brooklyn resident Junior Elinor, 20, were taken into custody and transported to Troop G, where they were processed, according to officials.

Both Jeanty and Elinor were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, 26 counts of credit card theft, 25 counts of second-degree forgery, 25 counts of unlawful reproduction of a credit card and 25 counts of third-degree identity theft, police report.

Jeanty was also charged with two motor vehicle offenses: failure to maintain the lane and failure to stop on the right, police report.

Jeanty was held on a $10,000 cash/surety bond, and Elinor was held on a $50,000 cash/surety bond, according to officials.

Both were released after posting bond and were scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Thursday, police report.

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