WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester County resident attempting to purchase items with an illegal credit card is now facing drug charges after admitting to an off-duty police officer that he had marijuana on him at the time of his arrest.
According to a Greenburgh Police Department report, at approximately 8 p.m. on Friday night, an off-duty police officer working security at Sam’s Club in Elmsford was alerted to a possible case of fraud after Fauntane Shubrick attempted to make a purchase with a credit card that “appeared to be fake.”
When prompted to show identification, Shubrick “stated he did not have any,” and produced a temporary Sam’s Club Membership card that was issued to a Patricia Riccobono. While the officer investigated the incident, Shubrick attempted to leave everything on the counter and walk away before he was stopped.
During the subsequent interview, Shubrick admitted that he had marijuana on him, and “produced two small plastic baggies containing a leafy substance believed to be marijuana. A search revealed that Shubrick was in possession of a Chase Visa debit card that was issued to TA Von Fuller and a check made out to Rodney Shubrick for $521.13.
Shubrick stated that the credit card belonged to his cousin, providing police with a phone number to contact him; although, when contact was made with the individual, he said his name was Christopher and that he did not know Shubrick.
The suspect was issued an appearance ticket and is due back in court on Tuesday, Dec. 20.