Three arrested in credit card incident at New Canaan Walgreens
Updated 4:01 pm, Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Three men were arrested recently by New Canaan Police in connection to an incident involving the illegal use of a credit card.
This month, an employee at Walgreens in New Canaan reported two males in the store were acting suspiciously and attempted to purchase gift cards, according to a police report.
First, a credit card used to purchase a gift card was declined. A second attempt to purchase a gift card with a different credit card was made and was successful. That purchase was for $600, according to police. The two males left the store quickly, leaving items on the counter at the checkout.
Officers made contact with the two males and observed them getting into a vehicle that was waiting for them on Grove Street, according to police. A third male was operating the vehicle. The males were interviewed and later searched after the odor of marijuana was detected.
The men, according to police, were identified as Tarell Murphy, Jermaine Wilson and Naquan Grizzle. Several gift cards and fraudulent credit cards were found on Grizzle, police said. A backpack belonging to Grizzle yielded marijuana, numerous glassine bags and a scale, according to police. Marijuana was also found in a fake energy drink can used to conceal drugs, police said.
All three were arrested.
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Murphy and Wilson were charged with conspiracy to commit illegal use of credit card. Grizzle was charged with conspiracy to commit illegal use of credit card, illegal use of credit card, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.
All three men posted bond and will appear in Norwalk Court on Feb. 23.