WALLINGFORD – Two men have been charged after police say they attempted to use stolen gift cards to purchase merchandise at Walmart Friday.
Marco Munoz, 24, of 143 Lloyd St., New Haven, and Jose Cardenos, 21, were charged with sixth-degree larceny, 11 counts of unlawful reproduction of a credit cards, 11 counts of theft of a credit card, three counts of receiving goods by illegal use of a credit card and three counts of illegal use of a credit card. Cardenos did not have a listed address at the time of his arrest.
Munoz was held on $50,000 bond and Cardenos was held on $100,000 bond. Both men are scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Nov. 10.
On Friday about 5:30 p.m., authorities responded to Walmart, 844 N. Colony Road, after two men reportedly attempted to purchase merchandise with stolen gift cards, police spokeswoman Lt. Cheryl Bradley said in a statement. The two men fled Walmart on foot and but were located hiding in the bathroom of Ola Resturant, 728 N. Colony Road, according to police.
Bradley said the men, later identified as Munoz and and Cardenos, were found in possession of four Walmart gift cards, as well as 11 Visa gift cards that were encoded with information belonging to other people’s accounts.