HARRINGTON, Del.- Harrington police have arrested two people from Queens, N.Y., accused of using counterfeit gift cards to buy items from two convenience stores.
Police said that while on patrol Thursday, employees from the Royal Farms contacted officers about two people who tried to buy items with counterfeit gift cards before taking off in a Honda Accord. Officers were given a description of the vehicle and located it at the Valero south of Hardee's. The suspects, identified as 21-year-old Michael Adelson and 19-year-old Jamilia Y. Brown, were then taken into custody. According to police, the investigation revealed that Adelson and Brown used the fake gift cards to buy items at the Royal Farms and the Gulf Mart.
Both were each charged with third-degree conspiracy, two counts of theft by false pretense under $1,500 and theft under $1,500. Adelson was additionally charged with criminal impersonation for allegedly providing officers with a fake ID card. Both were issued criminal summons and released pending a future court appearance.
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