NY Man Arrested on 302 Counts of Fraud

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    Wallingford Police
    Luc Beaubrun is accused of 302 counts of fraud.

    Wallingford Police have arrested a New York man on 302 counts of fraud.

    Police responded to Walmart on North Colony Road in Wallingford on March 31 for the report of a man buying several gift cards with other gift cards, police said.

    After an extensive investigation, police arrested Luc Beaubrun, 26, of Brooklyn, New York, on 302 charges of fraud-related offenses, including second-degree larceny by ongoing scheme, identity theft and forgery.

    Police said what Beaubrun is accused of is often associated with fraudulent credit card use.

    They said it is a scam involving the use of reproduced credit cards that are embossed or encoded with stolen credit or debit account numbers. The credit cards are then used to buy legitimate gift cards to transfer money from stolen accounts to non-traceable gift cards.

    Beaubrun was held on a $50,000 bond and arraigned at Meriden Superior Court on April 22.
    Police said further arrests are pending.