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Cops: NY man making buys with 25 fake credit cards

Updated 8:33 pm, Thursday, December 13, 2012
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A New York man had 25 fraudulent credit cards in his possession Thursday when he was taken into custody on charges of trying to buy alcohol at a Westport liquor store using one of those cards, police said.

Akeem Williams, 23, of Brooklyn, N.Y., faces a series of charges after police said they were alerted by an employee at Dan's Liquors on Post Road East that he was trying to make a purchase with a fake credit card.

A description of the suspect and his car was provided to police, who broadcast an alert to patrol units.

Officer John Lachioma saw the vehicle in the CVS parking lot and took Williams into custody. At the time, police said, they discovered that he had 25 illegal credit cards, as well as recently purchased liquor and cigarettes.

Williams was charged with 25 counts of unlawful completion/reproduction of a credit card, sixth-degree larceny, criminal attempt at sixth-degree larceny and two counts of illegal use of a credit card.

Williams was unable to post $50,000 bond as of Thursday afternoon and is scheduled to appear Dec. 21 at Norwalk Superior Court.