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Nassau police: Speeding driver had fraudulent gift, credit cards

They stopped the driver for driving too fast. Police said an investigation determined he had an open warrant from Pennsylvania, and a subsequent search uncovered fraudulent credit and gift cards, as well as a card-embossing machine.

All of which led to the arrest of John K. Munoz, 25, of Peters Boulevard, Bay Shore, Thursday at 10:30 p.m. in Westbury, Nassau County police said.

Patrol officers spotted the black Audi driven by Munoz traveling at “a high rate of speed” on Corporate Drive — and instituted a traffic stop on the vehicle and its two occupants, police said. During that stop, investigation uncovered the open warrant out of Wilkes-Barre against Munoz, who police identified as the driver.

A search found Munoz in possession of a fake Massachusetts identification card, “multiple” fraudulent credit and gift cards and the embossing machine, police said.

Munoz was then arrested and charged with six counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, fugitive from justice and six traffic violations. He faces arraignment Friday in First District Court in Hempstead.


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