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Couple face numerous counts over stolen credit cards, sneakers

Jacques Joseph, 30, of Elmont, has been charged

Jacques Joseph, 30, of Elmont, has been charged with possession of a forged instrument and criminal possession of stolen property in connection with the use of fraudulent credit cards on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, police said. Credit: NCPD

Two motorists suspected of using fraudulent credit cards were arraigned Thursday after officers saw them try to hide about 60 fake credit cards and a pair of stolen sneakers under their car's floor mats, Nassau police said.

Jacques Joseph, 30, of Elmont, was charged with 10 counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, police said, while Shantelle Walker, 30, of Florida, was charged with 20 counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Officers pulled them over after a manager at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in East Garden City called 911 Wednesday night to report the use of fraudulent credit cards by the couple, who had just left the restaurant.

Officers learned the two had left in a white Mercedes-Benz and were on Ring Road, police said.

Police spotted the car on Ring Road and officers who stopped the car saw them hide the cards and sneakers, authorities said.

Bail for each was set at $50,000 bond or $25,000 cash for Joseph, of 63 Hendrickson Ave., and Walker, of North Nob Hill in Tamarac, Fla.

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