Florida men jailed after attempted fake credit card purchase of $22,000 in auto parts


Two Florida men are in jail after attempting to buy auto parts with fraudulent credit cards.

On Wednesday, Delaware State Police arrested Ernest Ashlet, 19  and Sebastien Mombes, 30, both of Orlando, after they attempted to purchase car parts in Laurel.

Troopers and officers from the Laurel Police Department were called to West Side Auto Parts regarding the transaction.

When officers arrived, two suspects immediately drove away in a U-Haul van. Officers gave chase and the van came to a stop The driver, Ashlet and passenger Mombes were then taken into custody without incident.

Troopers found cell phones, tablets, unused gift cards, and auto parts, along with a credit card scanner and embossing machine. The investigation showed that the two had used information stolen from six credit cards to try to purchase more than $22,000 worth of car parts.

Ashlet and Mombes were arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2, and both were taken to Sussex Correctional Institution on $45,000 cash and $43,000 secured bonds, respectively.