March 18, 2014 | 505 views
Police: Elmont man used fraudulent credit cards
An Elmont man and a Florida woman were arrested on March 12 for using stolen credit cards, according to the Crimes Against Property Squad.
Police said that Jacque H. Joseph, 30, of Hendrickson Avenue, and Shantelle A. Walker, 30, of Tamarac, Florida, were found in possession of approximately 60 fraudulent credit cards, after a manager of a restaurant they were dining in called 911. According to police, a 27-year-old female manager at Ruth Chris Steakhouse, on Old Country Road in East Garden City, saw that Joseph and Walker used a stolen credit card and left the restaurant in a white 2013 Mercedes Benz. When officers arrived at the restaurant, she told them that they left and that they were driving on Ring Road. Officers observed the car on Ring Road and stopped the car. When they, the officers, approached the car, Joseph and Walker were seen putting approximately 60 credit cards and a previously stolen pair of sneakers under the floor mats. They were both arrested and no injuries were reported.
Joseph is charged with 10 counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Walker is charged with 20 counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. They were both arraigned on March 13 in First District Court, in Hempstead.