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WASHINGTON TWP. Three more New York City residents were charged with credit card fraud at Target after using several fraudulent cards to purchase thousands of dollars’ worth of gift cards at the store, bringing the week’s total to six, police said.
At about 5:08 p.m. Thursday, Officer Derek Heymer responded to the Target located on Route 46 for a report of several people attempting to use fraudulent credit cards to purchase items, Lt. Douglas Compton said.
Heymer arrived and located three individuals, Tavell Miller, 22, Amir Alcindor, 20, and Jacquies Maurice, 26, all of Brooklyn, NY.
“During a field investigation, it was determined the group had dozens of fictitious credit cards in their possession,” Compton said, “And had used them to purchase thousands of dollars in gift cards from Target.”
Heymer also located a small amount of marijuana on Miller, Alcindor, and Maurice, Compton said.
All three were arrested, taken to police headquarters, and charged with conspiracy to commit credit card fraud, fraudulent use of a credit card, theft of a credit card, and possession of under 50 grams of marijuana.
Miller, Alcindor, and Maurice were taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Earlier last week on Sept. 8, three more New York City men were charged at the store for committing similar crimes.
Douglas Desmond, 22, of Brooklyn, NY, Michael Anderson, 19, of Brooklyn NY, and Michael Dixon, 20, of New York, NY, were charged with conspiracy to commit credit card fraud, fraudulent use of a credit card, and theft of credit cards among other charges.
They were also taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Compton said as of Monday morning police are not sure why the Washington Township Target has become a target for New York City residents using stolen credit cards, but the investigation into the reason is ongoing.