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Police: Woman Attempts Fraudulent Credit Card Purchases

Allegedly found carrying more than a dozen credit cards issued to a different name.

Police say a Brooklyn, NY, woman who allegedly tried to fraudulently purchase more than $2,000 of electronics at a West Norwalk store was carrying 16 credit cards, most of them issued to a different name then hers.

A security employee at Best Buy, 330 Connecticut Avenue, said the woman, later identified as Jasmine Lightburn, attempted to make purchases Sunday afternoon with an unsigned credit card issued to an Amanda Miller.

The employee said Lightburn presented a driver’s license with her photo and name on it, despite the fact her credit card was issued to Miller.

Lightburn allegedly attempted to purchase a 13-inch MacBook Pro computer and an iPad mini worth a total of $2,645.50.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Cotto said Lightburn admitted to officers her name was not Amanda Miller. She allegedly was found to be carrying 16 credit cards, 13 of which were issued to Miller. Cotto said she also had two gift cards.

Bightburn, 23, of 8214 Glenwood Rd., was charged with third-degree larceny, credit card theft, illegal use of a credit card, identity theft, criminal impersonation, interfering with an officer, and unlawful completion or reproduction of a credit card.

She was held on $50,000 bond and given a court date of Jan 23.

thomas January 15, 2013 at 06:23 PM
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