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Duo Arrested With Allegedly Forged Credit Cards

Recent Arrests by Trumbull police.

The following arrest information was supplied by the Trumbull Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.

Accused of Credit Card Fraud

Lisa Moreno, 46, of Schenectady, N.Y., is charged with fifth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny and five counts each of forging a credit card and illegal use of a credit card.

Rishi Ramdin, 37, also of New York, is charged with sixth-degree larceny and illegal use of a credit card.

Police said Ramdin put on a $300 jacket and chose numerous other items before walking to the cashier and paying for everything but the jacket at Lord and Taylor.

He then walked out and was arrested, police said. Moreno also tried to leave without paying, police said.

After they were detained, officers found five suspect Visa gift cards, some of which were use to purchase items, police said.

Their bonds were set at $50,000 each and they are scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court.

More Alleged Shoplifting

Merri Middlemas, 52, of East Main Street, Stratford, is accused of placing items in her purse and tried to leave without paying.

Police said she had other stolen items in another bag. The items had a total value of about $561, police said.

She is charged with fifth-degree larceny and is free on a written promise to appear in court.

Alleged Phony Money

At Target on Hawley Lane, Autumn Gant, 20, of Barnum Avenue, Bridgeport, was charged with two counts of sixth-degree larceny and single counts of first-degree forgery and forgery of symbols of value.

Police said while she was working at the store, she accepted counterfeit money paid by an alleged accomplice.

She turned herself in to police.

Her bond was set at $5,000.

Drug Arrest

James David Rogers, 24, of Rugby Road, Shelton, is charged with use of drug paraphernalia and possession of narcotics.

Police said Rogers was stopped for a license plate violation and the officer was allowed to search his car. The officer found paper with crack on it and a pipe in Rogers' sock.

He was released on a written promise to appear in court.

For questions about this blotter, email the Trumbull Patch Editor at aaron.leo@patch.com.

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