GREENFIELD — Two men face felony fraud charges after Greenfield police found a device used for stealing credit card information in their car and more than two dozen stolen cards during a traffic stop, according to court documents.
Khaliek Owens and Stephane Antwi, both 26, had a credit card skimmer, laptop and stolen credit cards when they were pulled over for speeding, records state.
Owens, 328 Lehrer Ave., Elmont, New York, now faces charges of forgery, fraud and possession of marijuana. Antwi, 933 N. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio, faces charges of forgery, fraud and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Antwi was driving through Greenfield early Monday when officers with the Greenfield Police Department stopped him in the 1800 block of State Street for speeding, according to court documents. While questioning Antwi, police became suspicious he was intoxicated while behind the wheel, court documents state.
Officers searched the car after a police dog indicated there might be drugs inside.
During a search of the car, officers found 28 different credit cards in the glove compartment and a laptop that was hooked up to a credit card skimmer, which was hidden under Owens’ coat in the backseat, police said.
Officer ran some of the credit card numbers through an online banking system used for police investigations, and the system determined they were counterfeit cards equipped with stolen numbers, court documents state.
The cards had been altered to show names other than the person the number had originally been issued to, charging documents state.
Antwi’s name was found on many of the stolen credit cards, police said. Owens also goes by the name Ahmaad Moore, which appeared on the cards as well.
Police also found Owens had a small bag of marijuana, which he tried to drop on the ground before officers discovered it, according to court documents.
Prosecutors filed criminal charges against the pair Tuesday afternoon.
Owens’ case was filed in Hancock County Superior Court 1. He faces one Level 5 felony count of fraud of a financial institution; one Level 6 felony count of unlawful possession of a card-skimming device; one Level 6 felony count of counterfeiting; and one Class B misdemeanor of possession of marijuana.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday and remained in the Hancock County Jail at press time on $2,000 cash bond.
Antwi’s charges were filed in Hancock County Superior Court 2. He faces one Level 6 felony count of unlawful possession of a card-skimming device; one Class a misdemeanor of operating while intoxicated; one Class B misdemeanor of possession of marijuana; and two infractions accusing him of speeding and driving left of center.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges Wednesday morning and was released from jail on a $10,000 surety bond, records show.