New York man arrested in Harrington on credit card fraud charges

Byron A. Benjamin Jr., 20, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Harrington Police say a New York man was arrested early Tuesday morning after police say they found a credit card scanning device during a traffic stop.

Shortly before 1 AM, police on patrol reportedly observed a vehicle make a traffic violation on South DuPont Highway near Gordon Street. Police stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, 20-year-old Byron A. Benjamin Jr., of Brooklyn.

Police say they asked Benjamin for consent to search the vehicle, to which he reportedly agreed.

During the search, officers report that they found credit cards with another person's name, five iPads, multiple gift cards and credit card scanner. Police say they determined that Benjamin was taking information from the credit cards and adding them to the gift cards. Benjamin was arrested and taken to be processed at the Harrington Police Department.

Benjamin is charged with possession or usage of a scanning device to unlawfully take payment card information and two counts of unlawful use of a credit card. He additionally was charged for his traffic violations. He has been committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute on a secured bond of $2,102.

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