Police: NY man tried to buy champagne, macarons with fake cards at Aventura Mall

Louis Morrison (WPLG)

AVENTURA, Fla. – A New York man is facing multiple charges in South Florida after police accused him of credit card fraud connected to an attempted purchase of champagne and macarons at Aventura Mall.

Police arrested Louis Morrison, 25, of The Bronx, on Tuesday.

According to an Aventura police arrest report, Morrison tried to buy three bottles of Veuve Clicquot Rosé champagne and a holiday gift box of 42 macarons at the Ladurée pastry shop within the mall, totaling $779.

Store workers said they first became suspicious because shoppers usually only stick to buying one bottle of the expensive champagne and Morrison never asked for its price.

According to police, Morrison tried giving the cashier two fraudulent bank cards, each of which was declined.

Police wrote that he had four more bank cards in his name.

They said he was kicked out of the store after trying to use a third, virtual card on his phone.

Police said they seized three phones from Morrison as well as three fraudulent bank cards, one of which was issued to a woman.

Morrison faces charges of trafficking in counterfeit credit cards, grand theft and attempted credit card fraud.

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