At around 1:45 p.m., police spotted a BMW on Maple Street without a front license plate that screeched as it came to an abrupt halt at a stop sign, Lightfoot said.
Officers then observed several blank access cards on the front passenger seat. They were gold cards that were blank on both sides except for a magnetic strip, Lightfoot said.
They also found a black wallet with several other cards, some with Zakaryan’s name on them, that were later determined to have been reencoded with different account numbers, according to police. Some of the cards had four digit-personal identification numbers on them, Lightfoot said.
In total, there were six blank cards, three bank cards with Zakaryan’s name allegedly on them, three American Express gift cards and two Green Dot Bank debit cards with four-digit numbers on them, she said.
Zakaryan was arrested on suspicion of fraud as well as allegedly driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license, Lightfoot said.
He has since been released on $50,000 bail.
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