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Cary police arrest two men accused of using fake credit cards

Posted March 30, 2012 8:24 a.m. EDT

— Cary police on Thursday arrested two men at Cary Town Mall accused of using counterfeit credit cards to make purchases at various department stores over the last three weeks. 

Police say Sheik Fofanah, 30, and Amadou Balde, 33, admitted to using the fake credit cards to purchase clothing, electronics and other items. Officers recovered more than 100 counterfeit cards in their possession. 

Fofanah, of Lansdowne, Pa., and Balde, of Bronx, N.Y., are charged with felony conspiracy, possession of a counterfeit instrument, obtaining property by false pretenses and unlawfully obtaining credit cards.

Both men were being held Friday in the Wake County jail under separate $500,000 bonds.