TYSONS CORNER, Va. - Fairfax County police say their Christmas Anti-Theft Team is working hard to keep shoppers safe this holiday season, and earlier this week, officers arrested four men at Tysons Corner Mall who were in possession of more than 200 counterfeit credit cards.
Officers say the four men were involved in using stolen credit card information to make fraudulent purchases at the mall-- including a total of 21 iPhones. Police got a call from employees at the Apple store just after 9 p.m. on November 23. Officers determined that two men in the store who reportedly used stolen credit cards to buy 21 iPhone 6s Plus phones, which totaled more than $19,000.
Police say the men used a number of credit cards to make the purchases. When some of the cards were declined, one of the men pulled out other credit cards to complete the purchases.
The suspects left the Apple store, and officers tracked them down as they split up. One was stopped as he tried to get into a car that was picking him up, and two other suspects were arrested in that car. The second man was caught as he left on the opposite side of the mall.
Between the four suspects, they had 241 counterfeit credit cards in their possession.
Yannick V. Dopwell, 32, of Elmont, New York, was charged with five counts of credit card forgery and five counts of credit card larceny.
Roberto Alejandro Dopwell Carmona, 23, of Jamaica, New York, was charged with nine counts of credit card larceny.
Antoine Anthony Clark, 29, of Roosevelt, New York, was charged with possession of stolen goods, grand larceny and eight counts of credit card fraud.
James Alex King, 27, of Elmont, New York, was charged with nine counts of credit card larceny and possession of marijuana.
All four were held without bond.