Police Make Arrests in Fake Credit Card Scheme - NBC Connecticut

Police Make Arrests in Fake Credit Card Scheme



    Police Make Arrests in Fake Credit Card Scheme

    North Haven police arrested four people accused in a fake credit card and gift card scheme.

    Police made the arrests after employees of a Universal Drive business contacted authorities on Wednesday to report that people had tried to buy electronics using fraudulent credit cards. 

    When the cards were swiped, the transaction did not process and the group left the store, police said.

    North Haven Officers found the four suspects as they were getting into their vehicle and found more than one dozen fraudulently produced credit cards, and gift cards, police said.
    Before police detained the group, one of the people involved went to a frozen yogurt shop and hid a laptop and skimming device in a bathroom garbage can, police said. Police believe that was the equipment used to make the fake cards.

    Sabreena Young, 24, Andrew Swainson, 24, Donica Collins, 25, and a 17-year-old boy, all from New York, were arrested and charged with unlawful completion or reproduction of a credit card, illegal use of a credit card, unauthorized use of a computer, unlawful use of a scanning device or re-encoder, criminal attempt to receiving goods or services obtained by illegal use of credit cards and criminal attempt to commit larceny in the sixth degree.        

    The 17-year-old was released to his mother and will appear in juvenile court.  The other three individuals were held on a $20,000 bond.