STRATFORD - Two Korean citizens were using fake Connecticut driver’s licenses to buy cell phones at stores in the area, police said.

Juhyung Park, 23, was charged Monday with attempted fourth-degree larceny, third-degree identity theft, third-degree forgery and interfering with police. Xiaojun Zhang, 43, was charged with conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny and interfering with police.

Both men were being held in lieu of $100,000 bonds. Police said they have also notified Homeland Security of the arrests.

Police said on Monday evening officers were dispatched to the Sprint Store on East Main Street.

The manager of the store told officers that the two defendants had tried to purchase two iPhones using a fake driver’s license.

Police said Park initially denied using a fake license but when police did a record check they found the license came back to a non-Asian man from Enfield.

Police said Park then told officers he and Zhang had been sent to the store to purchase phones by a man they knew only as “J” and had met at a café in Flushing, N.Y.

Park said “J” had given them a list of phone stores in East Garden, N.Y., Norwalk, Fairfield and Stratford and had then put them in a taxi directing them to go to the stores to buy phones, police said.

Police said they questioned the taxi driver, who was waiting outside the store for the two men, and he told officers he had been hired to take Park and Zhang to a number of Sprint stores. Inside the taxi, police said, they found a backpack containing four Connecticut driver’s licenses and one New Jersey license, all with Park’s photograph.