2 Charges Possessing Fraudulent Credit Cards

(Old Saybrook, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Two Miami, Florida men are under arrest after Old Saybrook police say they attempted to use fraudulent credit cards to purchase merchandise at a store in town on Tuesday.

Officers say they were called to West Marine Tuesday afternoon about the pair, 37-year-old Yosbell Jiminez and 48-year-old Toniel Argamonte.

Store personnel say the two were trying to buy over $8,200 worth of items with suspected fradulent cards.  Police say the merchandise included radios, GPS and speaker systems.

Officers say one of the suspects was attempting to complete a transaction when they arrived.

Police say the investigation netted 71 bogus credit cards, in addition to a rental vehicle containing merchandises and additional fake cards.

Jiminez is facing 28 counts each of credit card theft, forgery and identity theft, among other charges.

Argamonte is charged with 43 counts of credit card theft, forgery and identity theft, in addition to other offenses.

Bonds were set at $200,000 apiece.


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