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Three face series of charges for larceny attempt at Cumberland Farms

Updated 5:26 pm, Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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  • Jonathan Donaldson, 32, of Bronx, N.Y., was charged in connection with an attempted larceny Saturday at Cumberland Farms on Post Road East. Photo: Westport Police Department / Westport News
    Jonathan Donaldson, 32, of Bronx, N.Y., was charged in connection with an attempted larceny Saturday at Cumberland Farms on Post Road East. Photo: Westport Police Department

 

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Three out-of-state people were charged with attempted larceny Saturday at Cumberland Farms on Post Road East Saturday.

Jonathan Donaldson, 32, of Bronx, N.Y.; Oshane Thompson, 23, of Williamsport, Pa., and Anaiah Spears, 22, of East Elmhurst, N.Y., were arrested after the two men entered the store and attempted to purchase gasoline and cigarettes totaling $110.50, according to police.

"One suspect told the clerk that if the card he presented did not work, he had two others to try," according to the report. "The clerk became suspicious and manually declined the transaction."

The suspects left the convenience store about 4:30 p.m. in a gray Chevrolet with New York license plates. An officer patroling the area saw the vehicle and stopped it near Interstate 95's Exit 17 interchange, the report said.

The investigating officer identified the suspects from security footage he viewed, police said.

Police said they found several gift cards on the vehicle's floor and in the purse belonging to Spears. A total of 11 gift cards were seized, and ran through a universal card reader. The numbers on the magnetic strip were all different from the numbers embossed on each card, the report said.

All three suspects were taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.

Thompson was charged with 11 counts of third-degree forgery, conspiracy to commit third-degree forgery, 11 counts of credit card theft/forgery, criminal attempt at illegal use of a credit cards, criminal attempt at sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit credit card theft/forgery, third-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit illegal use of a credit card.

Donaldson was charged with 11 counts of conspiracy to commit third-degree forgery, 11 counts of conspiracy to commit credit card theft/forgery, conspiracy to commit illegal use of a credit card, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny and third-degree larceny.

Spears was charged with 11 counts of third-degree forgery, conspiracy to commit third-degree forgery, 11 counts of credit card theft/forgery, conspiracy to commit illegal use of a credit card, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, third-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit credit card theft.

Because police said Thompson's Pennsylvania driver's license was found to be suspended, he was also issued an infraction for violation of operating without a license.

Bond was set at $25,000 for each of the three, and they are scheduled to appear Aug. 12 in Norwalk Superior Court.