Connecticut State Police have arrested two men who they found to be in possession of counterfeit credit cards during a traffic stop.
Police pulled the vehicle over for speeding, at about 11 p.m. on Wednesday in Willington.
Police conducted a search of the vehicle and found a set of brass knuckles, and then found 32 credit cards hidden in a shoe.
The cards were all in the name of the vehicle’s passenger.
Investigators also found brand new merchandise in shopping bags in the vehicle, including X-box gaming systems, perfume, and a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet.
The occupants of the car told police they didn’t have any receipts, and were unable to provide specific locations of the stores where they purchased the items.
The merchandise appeared to have a retail value of more than $7,500.
An investigation revealed that the credit cards were fraudulently created.
Police arrested Stephone Ashton, of Brooklyn, N.Y, and Jahmel Sinclair, of Queens Village, N.Y.
Ashton was charged with third-degree larceny and credit card counterfeiting. Sinclair was charged with reckless driving, weapons in a motor vehicle, and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny.
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