Police: Men have nearly 2 dozen forged credit cards during traffic stop on I-87

Souna (L) and Balan (R)

BETHLEHEM, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State Police arrested two people they say had several forged credit cards during a traffic stop.

Police stopped a vehicle they say was speeding on I-87 Sunday afternoon.

The driver, Francois Souna, 30, of Utica, N.Y., was found to be driving with a suspended license and in possession of 12 forged credit cards. Police say his passenger Josnel Balan, 30, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was found to be in possession of marijuana and an additional 10 forged credit cards.

Both were taken into custody.

Souna was charged with 2nd degree possession of a forged instrument, 3rd degree possession of a forged instrument, 3rd degree aggravated unlicensed operation, and multiple vehicle and traffic violations.

He was arraigned and remanded to the Albany County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail.

Balan was charged with 2nd degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and 5th degree criminal possession of marijuana.

He was arraigned and remanded to Albany County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail.

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