Three Brooklyn woman are accused of theft and fraud in connection with the use of fraudulent $100 traveler's checks at seven stores at mall in West Nyack, according to .
The woman obtained $185.16 worth of merchandise, but received $605.95 in cash as change from the use of bogus American Express Traveler's Checks, police said.
The fraud was discovered, police said, about 6:15 p.m. on Monday when an employee of the store in the mall contacted American Express to verify a check’s serial number and the company rejected the transaction. Clarkstown police officers were speaking with two of the women at the Gap when the third one entered the store.
- Nani Lettman, 20, accused of Possession Forged Instrument 1st (10 counts), a felony, Possession Forged Instrument 2nd (11 counts), a felony, Forgery 1st (felony), Criminal Possession Stolen Property 4th (11 counts), felony, Petit Larceny (3 counts), misdemeanor, Criminal Possession Stolen Property 5th, (misdemeanor).
- Brittney Bryant. 20, accused of Possession Forged Instrument 1st (10 counts), felony.
- Krystal Mojica, 20, accused of Possession Forged Instrument 1st (10 counts), felony, Forgery 1st (5 counts), felony, Identity Theft 1st (5 counts), felony, Petit Larceny (5 counts), misdemeanor, and Criminal Possession Stolen Property 5th (misdemeanor).
Police said Lettman and Mojica were carrying numerous packages, all of which, after an investigation, were determined to be purchased utilizing fraudulent AMEX Traveler’s Checks.
Purchases were made in the following stores: (twice), Abercrobie & Fitch, A’Gaci, Gilly Hicks, , and . The merchandise purchased was considerably less in value than the $100 denomination of the check in an effort to obtain US Currency as change for each transaction, police said.
All three women were arrested and taken to Clarkstown police headquarters in New City.
Police said a search of Lettman uncovered nine additional fraudulent AMEX Traveler’s Checks all in the $100 denomination and a fraudulent Florida identification card in an assumed name. A search of Mojica uncovered seven fraudulent credit cards, four fraudulent AMEX gift cards, and five additional fraudulent AMEX Traveler’s Checks all in the $100 denomination.
All three were arraigned before Judge Howard Gerber today in Clarkstown Town Court in New City and ordered in the Rockland County Correctional Facility in New City on $5,000 bail pending a hearing on Wednesday.