Credit Card Scanner Leads To Arrest In Harrington

Byron A. Benjamin Jr.


Harrington – On March 21, 2017 the Harrington Police Department arrested Byron A. Benjamin Jr. 20, of Brooklyn, New York after police conduct a traffic stop, according to Public Information Officer Captain Earl K. Brode.

Brode said while on patrol Tuesday March 21, 2017, at 12:55 am, police stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on South DuPont Hwy. in the area of Gordon St. Police contacted the driver, identified as Benjamin.

After speaking to Benjamin further, police asked for consent to search the vehicle in which Benjamin gave consent to the vehicle search, according to Brode. During the search of the vehicle police located credit cards belonging to another person, 5 I-pads, several gift cards and a credit card scanner, Brode added.

Brode said that police then determined after further interview that information was being taken from the credit cards and placed onto the gift cards. He was taken into custody and transported to the Harrington Police Department for processing. Benjamin was charged with Possession or Usage of a Scanning Device to Unlawfully take payment card info, two counts of Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Speeding and Failure to have registration in possession.

He was arraigned via video phone at Justice of the Peace Court 7 and was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of $2,102.00 secured bond.

Image Credits: Harrington Police

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