Man Arrested For Credit Card Fraud In New York

Braintree - A man giving the name Alix Z. St. Jean, 30, of Brooklyn, N.Y. was arrested at the South Shore Plaza on the afternoon of April 13 after allegedly attempting to use a fraudulent credit card to obtain 500 Euros and 1000 Pounds from the Travel Ex America international currency kiosk, Deputy Police Chief Russell Jenkins told the Forum.

Officers were first alerted to a problem at the kiosk when an employee, recognizing that the name St. Jean was using had been “flagged” for prior fraudulent transactions, pressed the hold-up alarm.

An employee informed Officer Matthew Crowley that St. Jean allegedly used fraudulent credit cards in New York, New Jersey, and earlier in the day had made an attempt at the Prudential Center.

“While speaking with St. Jean, he attempted to flee, and Officer Crowley, assisted by Officers Joseph Molloy and Thomas Molloy, chased him for a short distance before apprehending him at Milton’s,” Jenkins said. After bringing St. Jean back to the kiosk, the officers learned that he presented an Indiana driver’s license and a credit card in the name of another man.”

St. Jean was placed under arrest and charged with possessing fraudulent credit cards, passing a fraudulent card, disturbing the peace when he fled from the officers and resisted their efforts to control him, attempted larceny of the international currency, and possession of a false driver’s license.

St. Jean was held overnight on $20,000 bail pending his arraignment in Quincy District Court.

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