FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. -- Franklin Lakes police did their part against a rising tide of credit card thieves from Brooklyn when they arrested three men who they said were trying to use bogus cards to withdraw cash.
An alert caller led police to the Urban Farms Shoppping Center just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, Detective Lt. John Bakelaar said.
They found the trio carrying fraudulently manufactured credit cards that they'd used to try and pull money from a local Chase Bank, he said.
An outstanding out of Suffolk County popped up for one of them, identified as Terrell Clarkson, 20.
Officers arrested him along with Travis Dickson, 21, and Khalid Brown, 20. All are from Brooklyn -- the center of a growing black market credit card fraud industry.
All three remained held on $25,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with fraud and identity theft.