Detroit man charged with credit card fraud after being stopped at Louisville airport
A Detroit man was arrested Friday after police say he abandoned a backpack containing dozens of fake credit cards at Louisville International Airport.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Detroit man was arrested Friday after police say he abandoned a backpack containing dozens of fake credit cards at Louisville International Airport.
According to the arrest report, it happened around 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Police say 21-year-old Malik Perry was trying to board a flight to Detroit. Police say an alert was sounded after Malik placed his backpack on the conveyor belt to be scanned. After the alert sounded, police say Malik continued walking to his gate, leaving the backpack behind.
When TSA officials noticed the backpack had been abandoned, they searched it and found 62 embossed credit cards in the bag. Police say the numbers on the front of the cards did not match the issuing bank. They caught up with Malik at his gate as he waited to board his flight.
Malik was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and false making or embossing of a credit card.
Perry is being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $50,000 full cash bond.
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