- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Four people face charges in western Michigan after authorities found about 100 “cloned” credit cards and thousands of dollars in merchandise in a Grand Rapids-area motel room.

MLive.com reports (https://bit.ly/23YEf1E ) that a court hearing was scheduled Thursday in Grandville for 21-year-old Jessica Garcia-Hernandez, 18-year-old Shantiell Portondo, 42-year-old Mercedes Cruz-Diaz, and 22-year-old Edel Montero-Perez.

They are charged with conducting a criminal enterprise, conspiracy to conduct a criminal enterprise, identity theft and illegal sale or use of a financial transaction device.

Police say magnetic strips on the credit cards contained fraudulently obtained financial information. The counterfeit cards were used to buy store gift cards.

Some merchandise found in the motel room was boxed. A shipping receipt showed other items had been sent to an address in Miami.


Information from: The Grand Rapids Press:MLive.com, https://www.mlive.com

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