Two South Florida men were arrested Wednesday on trafficking in fraudulent credit cards after an Interstate 75 traffic stop allegedly uncovered gas pump keys, scores of fake cards and more.
A 29-year-old Hollywood man and a 42-year-old Miramar man were pulled over on I-75 northbound near mile marker 378 based on a traffic violation, according to a Gainesville Police Department arrest report.
During a search of the vehicle, police claim they found 80 fraudulent cards in a paper bag, two wallets with seven fraudulent credit cards, a credit card encoder, gas pump keys and other devices related to fraudulent card activity.
The seven cards in the wallet had numbers written on the back that appeared to be ZIP codes.
Both men were charged with trafficking in counterfeit credit cards and encoding fraudulent cards.
As of Thursday morning, both men were being held in Alachua County jail in lieu of $70,000 bond.
Anyone who uses someone else’s lost or stolen credit cards to buy merchandise or services can be charged with credit card fraud. Likewise, anyone using a bank, ATM or credit card device by using another person’s credit card, account number, or personal identification number (PIN) can be charged with credit card fraud. If a person is selling and/or trafficking credit cards or is found to be in possession of materials that are commonly used to counterfeit credit cards, they need a criminal defense attorney to help them beat these credit card trafficking and fraud charges.
Good people can get easily get implicated in this type of criminal activity. Regardless of what role you play in this type of crime, the prosecution will take a serious stance against you. You need a strong and capable criminal defense lawyer to assert your rights and defend your freedom.
Our South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you understand your charges and what can be done to beat them. We will work with you to establish the best possible defense with the hopes of achieving a favorable outcome. Your initial consultation with us is free, so call us today at 561-367-8777 or contact us online to learn more about what can be done to remedy your legal troubles.