Brooklyn man accused of using counterfeit credit cards to purchase gift cards
A New York City man accused of using counterfeit credit cards to buy numerous gift cards at a Giant Eagle supermarket in Hempfield, allegedly had $9,625 in gift cards and $900 in cash when Ligonier police searched a vehicle he was operating, Ligonier police said Tuesday.
Archie Foreman, 23, of Brooklyn was detained by police after he was denied service at the Giant Eagle supermarket in Ligonier.
Police accuse Foreman of trying to use a counterfeit credit card at the supermarket.
The suspect and a woman were stopped at the GetGo store parking lot on Route 30 in Ligonier, police said.
Police said they had received information that Foreman and Danielle Moore, 36, of Brooklyn, had purchased many gift cards with fake credit cards at a Giant Eagle in Hempfield.
The U.S. Secret Service in Pittsburgh traveled to Ligonier and verified that the credit cards were fraudulent, Chief John E. Berger said.
Moore was released from the police station, but Foreman was being held in the Westmoreland County Prison pending an arraignment scheduled for Wednesday, police said.
Ligonier Township police assisted in the investigation.