By Bryan Lipiner
WALLINGFORD — Three people faces charges after police said they purchased more than $4,000 worth of electronics from Walmart with counterfeit credit cards on Tuesday.
Mariah Nunn, 22, of Groton, Tyra Barber, 22, of Brooklyn, New York, and Pierre Louis, 34, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were charged with payment card theft, third-degree larceny, third-degree identity theft, receiving goods obtained by illegal use of a payment card and conspiracy.
Nunn and Barber’s bond was set at $50,000. The bond for Louis was set at $75,000.
Police responded to Walmart, 844 N. Colony Road, for a report of a suspicious purchase. Authorities determined Nunn, Barber and Louis purchased more than $4,000 worth of electronics with counterfeit credit cards, police spokesman Lt. Cheryl Bradley said in a statement.
The trio was apprehended as they attempted to leave the Walmart parking lot with the stolen merchandise in their car, Bradley said.