A pair of Brooklyn men were arrested in Jersey City last night after they were caught with 14 stolen credit cards, as well as 20 gift cards, after being pulled over for not having a valid inspection sticker on the car, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Renold Egalite (left photo), 29, and Herbert Bax, also 29, both from Brooklyn, New York, were charged with falsifying and tampering with records, Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said.
Yesterday at approximately 5:53 p.m., a Port Authority police officer pulled over a white Nissan Sedan near the intersection of Manilla and 14th Streets outside the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City, officials said.
After police computer check showed that Bax, who was driving the vehicle, had $1,300 in tickets due to four outstanding tickets in New Jersey, he was placed under arrest, authorities said, with the car being impounded for unregistered/fictitious plates.
Egalite, who was the passenger in the vehicle, arrived at the Port Authority’s Holland Tunnel location shortly thereafter to post bail for Bax, Pentangelo explained.
An inventory of the Nissan revealed 14 credit cards in Bax’s name, as well as 14 gift cards. After both suspects were interviewed by Port Authority police detectives, they admitted the credit cards were fraudulent, police said.
After is was discovered that Egalite also owed $1,300 in outstanding traffic warrants, he was transported to the Hudson County jail in Kearny, officials said.