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2 tried to use forged credit cards at Neiman Marcus, cops say

Acie Wilson, 38, left, and Malik Smith, 31,

Acie Wilson, 38, left, and Malik Smith, 31, both of Arverne, Queens, were arrested on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, after they tried to use forged credit cards at Neiman Marcus in East Garden City, Nassau County police said. Credit: NCPD

Two Queens men were arrested Tuesday, charged with attempting to use multiple forged credit cards to make purchases at a Neiman Marcus store in East Garden City, police said.

Nassau County police said Acie Wilson, 38, of Beach 68th Street, and Malik Smith, 31, of Beach Channel Drive, both in Arverne in the Rockaways, were arrested after a store loss-prevention agent became suspicious — and followed the pair to the parking lot, taking down their license plate number.

The agent then called 911 to report the incident.

Police said that Third Precinct officers located the vehicle near Ring Road and instituted a traffic stop.

An investigation found the pair “in possession of fraudulent credit cards” and “fraudulent Pennsylvania drivers licenses.”

Police said the pair attempted to make purchases at the Neiman Marcus store, but said their attempts failed when “numerous credit cards” were declined.

Wilson was charged with seven counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and two vehicle and traffic law violations. Smith was charged with four counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument.

Both men face arraignment Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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