California man arrested at Trafford post office, being investigated as part of a fraud ring
Updated 20 hours ago
A California man accused of trying to use stolen credit cards to buy money orders this week in Trafford could be part of a fraud ring being investigated by the Postal Service, according to court documents.
Trafford police allege that Hovhannes Urfalyan, 23, of North Hollywood, tried to buy about $1,600 in money orders using fraudulent credit cards Wednesday at the Trafford post office.
Urfalyan made a $900 transaction but asked to cancel a second transaction of $768.85 after a police officer arrived around 4 p.m., according to a criminal complaint.
Police charged him with two counts each of access device fraud and theft. They reported that postal authorities are investigating a larger fraud ring.
Urfalyan is being held at the Westmoreland County Prison on $100,000 bond.
He did not have an attorney listed in online court records. A preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 19.