NY man charged for illegally using credit cards in New Canaan
NEW CANAAN — Police arrested a 29-year-old man from the Bronx after discovering he allegedly used credit cards under other people’s names, some from as far away as Colorado.
On Sept. 25, 2014 around 8:30 p.m., police responded to Walgreens on Pine Street on the report of someone possibly using fraudulent credit cards to purchase gift cards. There, officers found Kwan Johnson of Grace Avenue in the Bronx, N.Y. Police interviewed Johnson about the matter. A subsequent investigation by the New Canaan Police Investigative Section determined Johnson used fraudulent credit cards in multiple victims’ names, some even living in Colorado.
Police obtained an arrest warrant for Johnson for the illegal use of a credit card, unlawful reproduction/completion of a credit card, as well as conspiracy charges related to both those offenses.
On Jan. 6, police traveled to the sheriff’s office in Monmouth County, N.J. to take Johnson into custody on the extraditable warrant. Police brought Johnson back to New Canaan and processed him. He was held on a $75,000 bond ahead of a Jan. 9 court date.