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Police seize dozens of counterfeit credit cards, arrest New York man

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Connecticut State Police seized the following items during a motor vehicle stop in Vernon on Wednesday. (CT State Police) Connecticut State Police seized the following items during a motor vehicle stop in Vernon on Wednesday. (CT State Police)
Marc Lazarre was charged with speeding, third-degree larceny, credit card theft, credit card counterfeiting and identity theft. (CT State Police) Marc Lazarre was charged with speeding, third-degree larceny, credit card theft, credit card counterfeiting and identity theft. (CT State Police)
VERNON, CT (WFSB) -

State police troopers seized dozens of counterfeit credit cards and more than $6,000 worth of merchandise during a motor vehicle on Interstate 84 in Vernon on Wednesday night.

Troopers stopped 31-year-old Marc Lazarre, of Brooklyn, NY, around 8:40 p.m. Police learned during their investigation Lazarre was on parole from New York and could not leave that state. 

While searching the vehicle, police found 37 counterfeit credit cards and “$6,600.00 in merchandise suspected to have been purchased with counterfeit and stolen credit card information.” More counterfeit credit cards were found on Lazarre during his arrest. 

Police said these counterfeit or "cloned" credit cards are fake cards that are counterfeit, made to look real, and have stolen or otherwise ‘skimmed’ credit card information from unknowing victims programmed into the cards magnetic strip.”

Lazarre was charged with speeding, third-degree larceny, credit card theft, credit card counterfeiting and identity theft.

Lazarre will be arraigned at Rockville Superior Court on Thursday. He is being held on $50,000 bond. 

The case remains under investigation by local, state, and federal agencies

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