Afternoon romp by New Yorkers Ceon Gordon, [left], and Ashley Thompson led to their arrest for ID theft and fraud by Pennsylvania police, Thursday
Police called to investigate two people in a Jeep Wrangler engaged in a sex act outside Walmart in Lower Nazareth Township found them in possession of a trove of forged credit cards, Lehigh Valley Live reports.
Ceon Gordon, 22, and Ashley Thompson, 21, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., were arrested on more than a dozen felony charges each and sent to Northampton County Prison.
Colonial Regional police were called about 4:30 p.m.. Thursday to the store on Easton-Nazareth Highway.
Responding officers smelled marijuana coming from the suspects’ vehicle and learned Thompson was wanted in Arizona, records say.
Thompson was taken into custody while a police K9 searched the vehicle and alerted to a controlled substance, according to Detective Gary Hammer. Gordon admitted he had a small amount of marijuana in his pocket.
In the center console of the Jeep was a pink wallet containing seven fraudulent credit cards, in addition to a New Jersey driver’s license with Thompson’s photo bearing the name Nicole Fraser, police said.
Under the driver’ seat, police found a device used to produce counterfeit credit cards, described as a wireless/Bluetooth-enabled card writer and encoder, police said.
Gordon and Thompson were each arraigned before District Judge James Narlesky on seven felony counts each of identity theft and conspiracy to commit identity theft, in addition to misdemeanor charges of access device fraud (seven counts) and possession of an instrument of crime (nine counts). Gordon is also charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana.
They are being held in Northampton County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail each and face preliminary hearings tentatively scheduled Aug. 31