Cops: NY men had cache of fake credit cards, stolen gift cards
Updated 6:40 am, Friday, February 5, 2016
Two New York City men, stopped early Wednesday by State Police troopers on Interstate 95 near the Fairfield/Westport border, had a cache of fraudulent credit cards and stolen gift cards in their possession, according to the report.
Jimmy Jeanty, 25, and Junior Elinor, 21, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., face a long list of charges, including 26 counts of credit card theft, 25 counts of second-degree forgery, 25 counts of unlawful reproduction of cred cards and 25 counts of third-degree identity theft.
State Police also charged the pair with possession of drug paraphernalia, and Jeanty additionally faces traffic charges of failure to maintain the lane and failure to stop on the right.
A 2015 Toyota Camry driven by Jeanty was spotted by a trooper “being operated erratically and failing to stay in its proper lane” about 2 a.m. Wednesday headed south on I-95 near Exit 17.
After pulling over the car, an odor of marijuana was detected inside the vehicle, according to the report. The car was searched by troopers, who said they found drug paraphernalia, 25 fraudulent credit cards, one of which was stolen, and numerous gift cards in varying amounts stolen from several retail stores.
Jeanty and his passenger, Elinor, were taken into custody and transported to State Police Troop G in Bridgeport, where they were booked.
Bond for Jeanty was set at $10,000 and Elinor’s bond was $50,000. Both were scheduled to have appeared Thursday at state Superior Court in Norwalk.