Westport PD arrest 4 for allegedly using fraudulent credit cards

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WESTPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Four people have been arrested after Westport Police received a report of fraudulent credit card use.

On Friday evening, Westport police say they received a report from the Castle Wine & Spirits that four individuals were buying merchandise with what were believed to be fraudulent credit cards. The individuals fled the store in a red Mazda with Maryland plates when store personnel confronted them.

Police broadcast out the car information and the car was spotted on Post Road East near the Sherwood Island Connector soon after. Police pulled the car over, and found four individuals in possession of several fraudulent credit cards, as well as several bottles of liquor. Police say all four were positively identified as the suspects who were at the Castle Wine & Spirits store earlier.

The following four people were arrested:

Monty Payne, 34, of Queens, NY. He was charged with Larceny in the 6th Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny in the 6th Degree, 2 counts of Forgery in the 3rd Degree, Forgery in the 2nd Degree, 22 counts of Unlawful Completion or Reproduction of a Credit Card, Criminal Impersonation, Identity Theft in the 3rd Degree, and Illegal Use of a Credit Card. Payne is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Ariana Burton, 22, of Hammond, Louisiana. She was charged with Larceny in the 6th Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny in the 6th Degree, 22 counts of Unlawful Completion or Reproduction of a Credit Card, and Illegal Use of a Credit Card. Burton is being held on a $25,000 bond.

Tamara Magee, 20, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. She was charged with Larceny in the 6th Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny in the 6th Degree, 22 counts of Unlawful Completion or Reproduction of a Credit Card, Illegal Use of a Credit Card, Identity Theft in the 3rd Degree, Forgery in the 2nd Degree, and Criminal Impersonation. Magee is being held on a $25,000 bond.

Kathyling Pena, 34, of Brooklyn, NY. She was charged with Larceny in the 6th Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny in the 6th Degree, 22 counts of Unlawful Completion or Reproduction of a Credit Card, and Illegal Use of a Credit Card. Pena is being held on a $25,000 bond.

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