Fairfield Police assisted Westport Police in apprehending two New York men accused of trying to use a fake credit card at Castle Wine & Spirit, 1439 Post Road East, Westport on Friday, Dec. 21.
Westport Police said an employee notified them at about 2:15 p.m. that two men had come into the store and tried to purchase items using a fake credit card. The store clerk provided a description of the two suspects and the car they were in.
Westport Police then notified Fairfield Police as well as state police that the suspects could still be in the area. They were subsequently stopped by Fairfield Police at the Pequot Liquor store in Southport, where they were arrested, according to a police report.
Police said the pair was in possession of six fraudulent credit cards as well as goods purchased using the cards.
The suspects were identified as Oswaldo Ponce, 24, 28 E. 153rd St., and Rodolfo Camillo, 22, 2352 Quimby Ave., both of Bronx NY. Each was charged with fifth degree larceny, unlawful reproduction of a credit card (a felony), illegal use of credit card and attempt to commit sixth degree larceny.
Ponce and Camillo were each being held on a $20,000 bond and are scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 2.