The Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks report that two men allegedly committed fraud at multiple Wawa locations, recently.
El Mouyassar Reimi Kamal Gangbo, 24, and Abdou Koudous Adissa, 22, both of the Republic of Benin, Africa but currently staying in Upper Darby, were charged with dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, access device fraud and related offenses.
Gangbo and Adissa allegedly went to multiple locations on Oct. 1 attempting to buy cartons of cigarettes from a Chester Heights Borough Wawa and a , according to State Police.
Gangbo attempted to purchase $121.81 worth of merchandise from the Chester Heights Wawa with a gift card while Adissa waited in a vehicle, according to State Police.
The Wawa cashier denied the sale when he noticed that the last four digits on the receipt were not the same as the last four digits on the gift card and Gangbo left the store without the merchandise, according to State Police. The Wawa employee immediately called police.
Both men then went to the Middletown Township Wawa and Gangbo attempted another purchase and was immediately denied by the Wawa employee, according to State Police.
Gangbo and Adissa were taken into custody and a search warrant was obtained for their vehicle, where multiple gift cards were found inside and numerous cartons of cigarettes in bags from Wawa, Swiss Farms and A-Plus, according to State Police.
Gangbo and Adissa were arraigned by Judge Diane Holefelder at Aston District Court and bail was set at $100,000 cash, for both men.
The purchases of the cartons of cigarettes and the gift cards found in the vehicle are still under investigation.
Both Gangbo and Adissa are in the United States on temporary Visas for the purpose of attending college at the University of Texas, according to State Police.