Wilmington DE Feb 18 2009
Three New York women have been charged in a sophisticated credit card scheme after state police searched their minivan and found credit records from several people, flat screen TVs and other electronics.
State police were called to the Sears in Concord Mall at 9:30 p.m. Monday to investigate a fraud in progress.
When troopers arrived they were told that three female suspects had just fled in a minivan with New York tags, police said.Police pulled over the van on U.S. 202 and recovered several items allegedly purchased with stolen credit cards.
Police also found credit reports and other documents containing Social Security numbers and other personal data.In all, about $6,000 worth of electronics and other items were seized from the minivan, police said.
Charged were Linda Bekye , 37, of Rochester, N.Y.; Nehanda Headley, 29, Franklin Square, N.Y.; and Tracy M. Clark, 23, of Jamaica, N.Y. Each face charges of identity theft, theft, unlawful use of a credit card and related charges. All three suspects were committed to the Baylor Woman’s Correctional Institute in lieu of $18,000 cash bail.