Traffic stop leads to counterfeit credit card bust

Officers arrested Michael Duque, 32, and Heather Purdue, 28, both of Bridgeport.

Officers arrested Michael Duque, 32, and Heather Purdue, 28, both of Bridgeport. (2/18/16)

BRIDGEPORT - A routine traffic stop led to the arrests of two people in a major counterfeit credit card ring out of Bridgeport, according to police.

Officers pulled over 32-year-old Michael Duque and 28-year-old Heather Purdue on East Washington Avenue around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say the couple would pull credit card information off stolen cards and then put that info onto counterfeit cards.

The couple admitted to working with a ringleader based out of New York, according to investigators.

Police suspect that Duque and Purdue may have also been part of a check fraud ring under investigation. Duque and Purdue are being held on a $100,000 bond.

Police are now working with the FBI and Secret Service to investigate the operation.

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