Traffic Stop Reveals Evidence of Credit Card FraudMarty Bowden
Posted by: Marty Bowden
Date: Sep 21 2012 11:21 AM
For Immediate Release
September 20, 2012
On September 19, 2012 at approximately 2:30 p.m., a vehicle occupied by three subjects was stopped on Interstate 10 in Walton County by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) K-9 Unit for a traffic violation. A subsequent investigation conducted with WCSO Criminal Investigation Bureau revealed that the subjects were in possession of fraudulent credit cards as well as a scanning device which is used to access information encoded on the magnetic strip of a payment card. The credit card account numbers embedded within the magnetic strip on twenty one of the cards did not match the credit card number pre-printed on the front of the card.
Ashley Troylynn Lucien, 20, of New Orleans, LA was charged with possession of four fraudulent credit cards, possession of a credit card scanning device which is used to access information encoded on the magnetic strip of a payment card and possession of one credit card which had the credit card number re-encoded.
Matthew Thomas Hawthorne, 25, of New Orleans, LA was charged with possession of six fraudulent credit cards and providing a false identification to the investigating K9 unit during the initial contact.
Brittney Lanell Sanders, 25, of New Orleans, LA was charged with possession of eleven fraudulent credit cards.
The subjects were arrested and booked into the Walton County Department of Corrections.