Written by Daniel Offner Saturday, 21 December 2013 00:00
A routine traffic stop on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown recently turned into an arrest after detectives with the Nassau County Police Department’s second precinct found that the 25-year-old driver was in possession of fraudulent gift cards.
According to police, the reporting officers pulled over Farnell Florestal of Baldwin, on Dec. 13, for a traffic violation nearby Center Ln. in Levittown. After interviewing the driver, police conducted an investigation and found Florestal in possession of 15 fraudulent American Express and Visa debit/gift cards.
Florestal was placed under arrest at the scene and is currently being held on charges of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, two counts of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, criminal possession in the fifth degree, and a vehicle and traffic law infraction.