Three charged in alleged credit card fraud
Three men faced arraignment Saturday morning on forgery charges for using fake credit cards at a Walmart store in Westbury, Nassau County police said.
John Eustache, 25, of 459 E. 52nd St.; Kenneth Bartholomew, 21, of 514 E. 45th St., both of Brooklyn; and Sacha Bryant, 35, of 986 Clyde Rd., Baldwin, allegedly tried to make purchases on Friday with fraudulent credit cards at the store at 1220 Old Country Rd.
After four of the credit cards were declined, the store's loss prevention officer asked for identification and to see one of the cards. One of the defendants handed over a driver's license and a credit card with alterations and defects, police said.
The defendants fled, but the loss prevention officer apprehended Bartholomew at the front of the store. Eustache and Bryant tried to flee in a 2008 Lexus but were stopped by Third Precinct Police officers.
The men were arrested Friday just before 3:30 p.m., police said.
Bartholomew and Bryant are each being charged with 10 counts of possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.
Eustache is being charged with eight counts of possession of a forged instrument, second degree.