A 22-year-old Boynton Beach man is facing fraud and theft charges after he tried to buy two Play Station 4 game consoles with a fraudulent credit card, city police said.
James Earnest Shelton III was taken into custody at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday as he tried to walk out of the the Best Buy store at Congress Avenue and Old Boynton Road with the game consoles, according to a probable-cause affidavit made public last week.
He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charges of fraudulent use of credit cards, credit card forgery, grand retail theft and possessing under 20 grams of marijuana. He was released late Friday after posting $3,000 bail.
Police said Shelton tried to pay with the consoles, worth a combined $799.98, with a Visa card whose account numbers had been filed off. Police checked with the issuer and found the card to be fraudulent.
Officers then searched Shelton and discovered a bag containing nearly 3 grams of marijuana.