Men arrested for fake credit card operation

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – Two men from Miami were arrested for running a counterfeit credit card operation.

A Lee County deputy stopped the men Friday afternoon on Interstate 75 near mile marker 138 for driving more than 100 miles per hour. Deputies said the driver, 20-year-old Official Junior Coffy, apologized for speeding and said he did not have a valid driver’s license. In the passenger seat was 22-year-old Dewayne Murray.

The deputy then searched the car and found cloned credit cards in the men’s wallets. In the trunk, the deputy found a commercial grade embossing machine, a high grade magnetic swipe encoder and a computer that was used to transfer the information onto the cards. Detectives also found 65 credit cards used to commit identity theft.

Investigators said it appeared the men were operating locally. Both have prior arrests for counterfeiting credit cards, including a recent credit card cloning case out of Naples.

Coffy and Murray were arrested for trafficking in cloned credit cards, possession of altered/counterfeit credit cards, possession of and transfer of credit card making equipment. Coffy was also charged with driving with a revoked license.


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