New Orleans Man Nabbed with 90 Counterfeit Credit Cards
Talk about a shopping spree! The man in the picture isIzell Mayes of new Orleans. Last year, he was a passenger in a car that was stopped for speeding. the guy driving got a speeding ticket, but when the cops started checking this out on Mayes, they found that he had a ton of counterfeit cards on him and the charges starting piling up.
Flash forward in that story a few months and Mayes, who is 24, enters a guilty plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kaye for one count of possession of well over 15 counterfeit cards
When Mayes and the driver of the car were stopped in Vinton on the speeding rap, a search of the car turned up 50 counterfeit cards that were all in Mayes' name. They also found another 40 cards, all issued to other people. Mayes admitted to using the cards at department stores in the Houston area.
Mayes will be sentenced on June 18th and he's facing up to 10 years in the slammer as well as a hefty $250,000 fine. Can he put the fine on a credit card?