Twins charged with bribery after one is busted with forged credit cards, $24,000 in gift cards: NYPD

Twin brothers were charged with bribing cops after one was busted with 21 fake gift cards early Sunday, police said. Credit: DCPI
Twin brothers were charged with bribing cops after one was busted with forged credit cards and $24,000 in gift cards early Sunday, police said.
Credit: DCPI

Twin brothers were charged with bribing cops after one was busted with forged credit cards and $24,000 in gift cards early Sunday, police said.

Jael Sanchez, 20, was picked up with the cards following a traffic stop in East Flatbush.

Police searched Sanchez after seeing him hide marijuana in his waistband during the stop. Cops found 20 Target gift cards and a Visa gift card, together worth $24,000, along with 14 forged credit cards and the weed in his pockets, police said.

While his arrest was being processed, police said Sanchez offered cops $10,000 for his release and return of the cards.

Unsuccessful, Sanchez called his twin brother from the 71st Precinct, police said.

Jan Sanchez showed up to the precinct with a plastic bag with $4,000 cash, offering officers the money in exchange for his brother’s release.

The twins were charged with bribery of a public servant.

Jael Sanchez was also charged with possession of a forged instrument and criminal possession of marijuana, police said.

Information on lawyers for the twins was not immediately available.

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