WESTPORT, Conn. – A 23-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y., man was charged Thursday with credit card fraud in Westport after he was found in possession of 25 fraudulent cards, police said. He was arrested after he tried to use a fake credit card at a liquor store, police said.
Shortly before 12:30 p.m., an employee at Dan’s Liquors, 607 Post Road E., reported that a man had tried to make a purchase with a fraudulent credit card, Westport Police Capt. Sam Arciola said in a statement. The employee provided police with the man’s description, a description of the car he was driving and the direction he headed after leaving the store, Arciola said.
The suspect’s car was spotted in the CVS parking lot by Officer John Lachioma, Arciola said. The suspect was identified as Akeem Williams and found in possession of 25 fraudulent cards, Arciola said. Officers also found recently purchased cigarettes and liquor, Arciola said.
Williams was charged with 25 counts of unlawful completion/reproduction of a credit card, a felony. He was also charged with sixth-degree larceny, criminal attempt at sixth-degree larceny and two counts of illegal use of a credit card, all misdemeanors.
Williams was held on a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 21.
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