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33 Fraud Cards Uncovered Thanks to Illegal Parking

August 07, 2010 | Updated on August 07, 2010
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Maryland - 2008 Dodge Charger colored black was noticed by the Anne Arundel County, Maryland police officers to be illegally parked just outside one of the county's convenient stores. The owners of the car, Kenneth Neil Campbell, Terell Javon Reid and Yusef Kareem Williams have allowed the county's police officers to search their illegally parked car and unluckily, aside from being illegally parked the police officers also found 33 counterfeited credit cards hidden inside the trunk of the car. Each of the 33 credit cards had three different names on them and the police officers also noticed that most of the credit cards did not contain any holograms or even security codes on them. The police picked up the three said suspects who were from New York at 2 am outside the convenient store.

Aside from the credit cards, the county's police officers, Kyle Funk, Robert Foxwell, Ptc. William Hughes and Cpl. Todd Schwanke, also uncovered 20 gift checks from different major stores from around the country and also a number of clothes, electronic gadgets, and other materials and equipment purchased using the faked out credit cards. Aside from having counterfeited credit cards, the three also had imitated driver's license which matched the names of the individuals found on the false credit cards and contained Reid's picture. There were also 21 other mocked credit cards found inside Reid's wallet and more on both Williams' and Campbell's wallets and pockets. The police officers who unraveled the fraudulent of the three were from the county's police department at a section called the Eastern District post.

The police county's spokesperson named Justin Mulcahy has informed the media and the public that the criminal case opened by the three residents of New York was quite complicated and puzzling since the police still have no idea if the three culprits have used real identities or not and they are also bugged by how they got those names. The police also still has no idea what the three were doing in the area, how they managed to make all those counterfeited credit cards, and if there was anyone else involved and if there was who were they and what have they done in the said criminal scheme.

The charges on three were quite different from one another, however, Campbell, Reid and Williams, were charged by the county to pay for over $500 fine for using fraud credit cards to buy various products. Both Reid and Williams, aside from the lawsuits the three of them had in common, were charged by the county with possession and employment of bogus driver's license or the government produced identification cards and for the imitation of these counterfeited identification and credit cards.

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