New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty To Using Counterfeit Credit Cards
A New Orleans man pleaded guilty for having up to 50 counterfeit credit cards and using them to make illegal purchases.
Izell Mayes, 24, entered into a conditional guilty plea for one counts of possession of 15 or more counterfeit or unauthorized access devices.
According to evidence presented in court, Mayes was riding in a car that was stopped in a car that was stopped for speeding on Feb. 9, 2014 in Vinton. A search of the vehicle yielded 50 counterfeit credit cards bearing Mayes' name. Another 40 counterfeit cards were also found in the vehicle with someone else's name.
Mayes admitted to picking up the cards in Houston, where the cards were found to be used in department stores.
Mayes is facing up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years supervised release. His sentencing date has been set for June 18.