Police: New York men found with stolen IDs in Mercer County

Christopher Sanchez and Wilson Acosta were charged with criminal conspiracy, access device fraud, identify theft and receiving stolen property

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WOLFCREEK TWP., Pa. (WKBN) – Two men from New York were arrested in Mercer County on Thursday after police said they were found with fraudulent identification and credit cards.

Christopher Sanchez, 23, and Wilson Acosta, 24, were charged with criminal conspiracy, access device fraud, identify theft and receiving stolen property.

Police said they were stopped on Interstate 80 in Wolfcreek Township for a registration and tinted window violation. A search of the vehicle found numerous fraudulent state IDs, passports, credit cards, and Apple iPhones, hidden in the car, according to a police report.

Police said the IDs were from Pennsylvania, Texas and South Carolina, and they were used to make fraudulent purchases at Best Buy stores throughout Wisconsin before returning to New York City.

Acosta and Sanchez were taken to Mercer County Jail.

Police said those identities that were stolen are being notified.

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