Brooklyn Man Jailed, Arrested with Fake Credit Cards in Westport

Police tracked down the suspect and found him with 25 fake credit cards. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bond.


Westport Police responded to Dan’s Liquors Thursday afternoon after they received a complaint about a man who attempted to use a fraudulent credit card, according to Westport Police Captain Sam Arciola.

The suspect left the store, but not before the caller got a look at him and his vehicle. The caller described the man and informed police of the direction he was travelling. The information was broadcasted to responding patrol units and, while driving to the area, Officer John Lachioma observed the vehicle in the CVS parking lot and stopped the suspect, Arciola said.


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The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Akeem Williams, of Brooklyn, New York was, was in possession of 25 fraudulent credit cards, recently purchased liquor bottles and cigarettes, Arciola said.

Westport police charged Williams with two counts of illegal use of a credit card, 25 counts of unlawful reproduction of a credit card, sixth-degree larceny, and criminal attempt at sixth-degree larceny.

Williams was unable to post $50,000 bond as of 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Arciola said.  He is scheduled to appear in court on December 21. 


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