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Police: Bronx Man Used Counterfeit Credit Card to Buy Laptops, Phone

The arrest stems from a complaint that two men were allegedly using a fraudulent credit card to purchase items at a Milford department store.

Milford Police report the investigation continues as they search for the second suspect. Credit: Patch file photo
Milford Police report the investigation continues as they search for the second suspect. Credit: Patch file photo
A New York City man faces multiple charges after he allegedly used a fake credit card to purchase computer and phone equipment at a Milford department store.

Jose Cabrera, 26, of Webb Avenue in the Bronx, N.Y. was charged Jan. 29 with:
  • two counts of sixth-degree larceny
  • three counts of sixth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny
  • conspiracy to commit identity theft
  • three counts of illegal use of a credit card
According to Milford Police, the arrest stems from a complaint the department received reporting that two men were using a fraudulent credit card at Sears.

The officers' investigation led to Cabrera's arrest for his alleged involvement in the use of a counterfeit credit card to purchase two laptop computers, a phone and a phone charger.

The items combined for a total value of $495.39, police said.

Cabrera was held on a $5,000 bond.

Milford Police report the investigation continues as they search for the second suspect. 
MikeS January 31, 2014 at 05:04 PM
I think the first thing people in NYC do when they illicitly obtain a credit card is get in their car and start driving north on I-95, looking for a nice place in to stop & use it.
Ellen Krokosky February 01, 2014 at 04:52 PM
How does this happen at a large, well-known department store? Doesn't the credit card get an ok or not-ok when it is swiped?
MikeS February 01, 2014 at 08:00 PM
It could have been declined, but the account would need to be closed/frozen before they attempted to use it. In all likelihood, the credit card number they used hadn't been identified as stolen until after they made their purchases. Many people have their credit card data stolen without immediately knowing it. Take the Target situation, for instance.

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