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Cops: N.Y. men tried to use stolen credit cards at Trumbull mall

May 16, 2019 GMT

TRUMBULL - Two New York men who tried to use stolen credit cards at the Trumbull mall have been arrested.

Elijah McNair, 35, and David Raysor, 31, both of Mount Vernon, N.Y.first tried using a stolen credit cards to buy four pairs of sunglasses from the Sunglass Hut. The card was continiously denied.

The men then went to Michael’s Jewelers and attempted to buy two gold necklaces, but those credit cards were also denined.

Lt. Brian Weir said no merchandise was obtained by the two during the attempted transactions.

“As Trumbull officers began to investigate, Raysor had already entered a black Chevrolet Tahoe and left the area, as McNair left the area on foot,” Weir said in a release.


After talking to merchants, police confirmed the illegal activity involving both McNair and Raysor.

“The Chevrolet, operated by McNair, was eventually stooped on Madison Avenue. During the police investigation, Raysor took off running, but was later apprehended by police nearby. McNair was taken into custody a short distande away.”

Weir said multiple credit cards, a credit card skimmer and New York state identifications that were not issued to Raysor or McNair were also located. McNair also had a counterfeit $100 bill in his possession.

The two were charged with unlawful possession of a personal identifying device, conspiracy to commit identity left, credit card theft, illegal use of a scanning device,and criminal impersonation. They were boh released after posting a $25,000 bond.

McNair was additionally charged with first-degree forgery and is scheduled to appear in court on May 21.

Raysor was also charged with interfering with police and has a court date of May 22.