Brooklyn men accused of fraudulently using credit cards in Westbury

Denton Saunders, 28, of Brooklyn, left, and Ryan Denton Saunders, 28, of Brooklyn, left, and Ryan S. Fletcher, 25, of Brooklyn, right, were arrested Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 after they purchased items at a Target on Corporate Drive in Westbury using a stolen credit card, Nassau County police said. Both were charged with possession of a forged instrument, grand larceny and theft, police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

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Two Brooklyn men were arrested Monday after they purchased items at a Target on Corporate Drive in Westbury using a stolen credit card, Nassau County police said.

More than 20 fraudulent gift cards also were recovered at the scene, police said.

Arrested were Denton Saunders, 28, of 543 Hancock St., and Ryan S. Fletcher, 25, of 140 Cadman Plaza, police said.

Saunders was arraigned Tuesday on three counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and one count each of fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree theft. He was held on a $10,000 bail.

Fletcher was arraigned Tuesday on 17 counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and one count each of fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree theft. He was held on a $5,000 bail.

Both men are scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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Police said Third Precinct officers responding to a larceny call at the Target at 3:20 p.m. saw Saunders placing packages "into the trunk" of a 2010 Mercedes-Benz, while Fletcher sat in the driver's seat of the vehicle.

Police said Saunders was seen "dropping credit cards next to the vehicle," as he attempted to walk away -- only to be stopped by an officer.

An investigation found that the two men had been captured on store surveillance equipment making purchases using a stolen credit card, police said. The 22 gift cards recovered at the scene also had been "altered," police said, making them fraudulent.

 

With Ellen Yan

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