A group of New York men are accused of trying to use fake credit cards to buy cigarettes from local gas stations over the weekend.

The three were arrested just before midnight on Saturday after attempting to purchase multiple cartons of cigarettes at the Village Pantry store in the 3100 block of Washington Street, says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus police. After their arrest, a search of their vehicle allegedly revealed marijuana, fraudulent credit cards and a credit card skimming device, Harris.

Two of the men also allegedly gave fake names to police.  All three were from Brooklyn, N.Y. Those arrested and their preliminary charges included:

Greggory Arzu, 21, Possession of a Credit Card Skimming Device and Fraud;

Gregory Meade, 20, False Informing, Possession of a Credit Card Skimming Device and Fraud;

Hamou Soumare, 21, False Informing, Possession of a Credit Card Skimming Device, Possession of Marijuana and Fraud.

 

Greggory Arzu

Greggory Arzu. Photos courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Gregory Meade

Hamou Soumare

Hamou Soumare