Baton Rouge police on Friday arrested three Michigan men who used stolen and fake credit card information to buy about $1,200 worth of merchandise at the Mall of Louisiana.
Orlando Carter, of Brownstown, Michigan, and Keith Black and Kevin Wilson, both of Detroit, used stolen information and credit cards whose magnetic stripes had been re-encoded to purchase items at Footlocker, Victoria’s Secret and Gameware in the mall, a Baton Rouge Police Department report says.
After a victim reported her credit card was being used at stores in the mall, a police officer and mall security guards reviewed video from a live surveillance camera and saw the three men trying to purchase items at City Gear, the report says.
Officers found and arrested the men, who were carrying recent purchases and three credit cards. A search of their vehicle turned up additional items they’d bought and a card reader, the report says.
Black, Carter and Wilson were each booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on five counts of computer fraud, three counts of access device fraud, three counts of identity theft, three counts of monetary instrument abuse, one count of obstruction of justice and one count of felony theft.
Each man remains in jail on a $48,000 bond, according to online booking records.