New York Woman Arrested with 45 Cloned Credit Cards: Clinton Police

Clinton Police Department

Clinton police have arrested a woman accused of making illegal copies of credit cards.

Kumarie Patel, 27, of Far Rockaway, New York, faces 45 counts of unlawful reproduction of a credit card, 11 counts of illegal use of a credit card, third-degree larceny and second-degree forgery.

According to police, Patel was shopping at the Clinton Crossings on Friday using multiple fake credit cards. Workers reported that if a card was declined, Patel just pulled another from a stack of cards, which they found suspicious.

Police said when they caught up with Patel as she left the Clinton Crossings, she had 45 cloned credit cards on her and a fake New Jersey license. According to police, the fake license matched the name on the fake credit cards, but the number on the cards did not match the information stored in their magnetic strips.

Police said Patel had merchandise and receipts in her car from various malls in the Tri-state area as well as $2,800 worth in merchandise and gift cards from Clinton Crossing.

Patel was released on a $20,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Middletown Superior Court on October 10.

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