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CBP Arrests Man with Fraudulent Credit Cards

Release Date: 
November 22, 2013

LEWISTON, N.Y. Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces the arrest of a male in possession of fraudulent credit cards.

On Nov. 21, CBP officers working at the Lewiston Bridge encountered 44-year-old Sean Thomas, a citizen of the United States and resident of Hilliard, Ohio.

Thomas travelled across the Lewiston Bridge yesterday evening after being refused entry into Canada and was returning to his residence in Ohio.

During questioning, CBP officers requested Thomas to remove all items from his pockets, upon which 20 Visa debit cards were discovered. Further investigation by CBP officers revealed 13 of the cards were embedded with different information than what was printed on the cards.

Once CBP officers verified the credit cards were fraudulent and confirmed with Visa Inc., Thomas was arrested by CBP and subsequently turned over to the custody of the Lewiston Police Department for prosecution.  Thomas was arraigned this morning on 13 class D felony charges of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.

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February 9, 2017