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Westchester Duo Attempted To Use Fake Credit Cards At Fairfield County Stores, Police Say

Westfield Trumbull mall.
Westfield Trumbull mall. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

Two 30-something Westchester County men who were allegedly using stolen credit cards at the Trumbull Mall were arrested after they fled from police in a short foot pursuit.

Elijah McNair, 35, and David Raysor, 31, both of Mount Vernon, were arrested Monday, May 13, attempting to make illegal purchases at several stores by allegedly using fraudulent credit cards when Trumbull Police were alerted to their suspicious activity by a store employee, said Trumbull Police Lt. Brian Weir.

McNair and Raysor attempted to purchase four pair of sunglasses from the Sunglass Hut by using a credit card that was continuously declined, Weir said.

The men proceeded to Michael’s Jewelers and attempted to buy two gold necklaces, but those credit cards were also declined, he added.

No merchandise was obtained by McNair or Raysor during these attempted transactions.

As Trumbull Officers began to investigate, Raysor had already entered a black Chevrolet Tahoe and left the area, as McNair left the area on foot. Raysor was eventually stopped on Madison Avenue, Weir said.

During the police investigation, Raysor took off running but was later apprehended by police nearby. McNair was also taken into police custody a short distance away, he said.

During a search, police found multiple credit cards, a credit card skimmer, and state identifications that were not issued to Raysor or McNair. McNair also had a counterfeit $100 bill in his possession, police said.

Raysor and McNair were charged with unlawful possession of a personal identifying device, conspiracy to commit identity theft, credit card theft, illegal use of a scanning device, and criminal impersonation.

They were both released on a $25,000.00 bond.

McNair was additionally charged with forgery and is scheduled to appear in court on May 21.

Raysor was additionally charged with interfering with police and is scheduled to appear in court on May 22.

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