Burglar arrested for the credit card fraud he reported

On Behalf of | Nov 22, 2017 | White Collar Crimes

A twisted tale was unraveled after Florida police arrested a suspected burglar in Fort Lauderdale recently. What started as a burglary investigation led to credit card fraud charges against a man and a woman. According to a police report, the man said he saw evidence of credit card manufacturing at a home he had allegedly broken into.

Police say they revisited the house but pretended to seek more information about the burglary. The homeowner led them through the house where police say they saw many debit and credit cards along with gift cards and prepaid store cards in plain view in different areas of the home. They arrested the woman after also finding an embossing machine for card making and a large number of merchandise valued at thousands of dollars allegedly paid for with fraudulent cards.

After her arrest, police say the woman revealed that the burglar was, in fact, her live-in boyfriend who had taught her all about making fake credit cards. Upon investigation, officers found evidence of the woman’s allegations on the man’s cell phone. The man and woman both pleaded not guilty to fraud and conspiracy charges.

Florida residents who find themselves facing charges of credit card fraud will likely want to secure the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. A lawyer can assess the circumstances and study the charges and the evidence. The attorney can also protect the accused person’s rights and advocate for him or her in the court with the goal of achieving the most favorable outcome.

Source: americanow.com, “Robber Runs To Police After Seeing What’s In Home He Robbed”, Brendan Kelly, Nov. 15, 2017