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LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP (WPMT) — A Florida woman was arrested Thursday after police said she tried to use stolen credit cards to purchase over $3,000 worth of electronics from Best Buy in Lower Paxton Township.

Authorities charged 19-year-old Cindy Martel, of Opa Locka, Florida with access device fraud, receiving stolen property, identity theft and resisting arrest.  She was arraigned and taken to Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $85,000 bail.

Officers responded to the Best Buy located along the 5000 block of Jonestown Road for a report of a woman trying to buy items with stolen credit cards around 8:47 p.m.

According to police reports, Martel was using credit cards that had been reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle at Gold’s Gym at the High Pointe Commons. Investigators also learned that Martel had committed similar crimes on the West Shore.

Martel was taken into custody after fighting with officers during her arrest, police said.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 7.