Two men were nabbed for allegedly using a credit card reader to steal victim's information and then load it on fake credit cards in Fairfield County.
Jordy Diggins, 28, of Mount Vernon, and Jahquane Rennix, 19, of Queens, and were arrested by Shelton Police on Wednesday, April 10, following an investigation into complaints from residents that their bank accounts had been comprised, said Shelton Police Det. Richard Bango.
During the investigation, police learned that the victim's credit cards were used at Walgreens in Shelton. Bango said. The victims stated they still had possession of their credit cards.
Shelton Police were able to obtain video of the two men using the fraudulent credit cards on April 8, at the Shelton Walgreens.
On Wednesday, Walgreens employees called the police and said the two men were back in the store, Bango said.
Shelton patrol officers and detectives responded to the scene and stopped Rennix and Diggings exiting the store. Both men had several credit cards in their possession and Diggings had a credit card reader, he added.
Upon further investigation, it was revealed that the men were able to capture the victim’s bank information and load it onto fraudulent credit cards. The two men would then use the cards to purchase gift cards and other merchandise, Bango said.
Both men were charged with 13 counts of credit card theft, 13 counts of identity theft, 13 counts of larceny and 13 counts of conspiracy.
They are being held on $10,000 bond each and will be arraigned in Derby Superior court on April 11.
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