Three young men were arrested last week in Lake Havasu City for running
a credit-card-skimming ring that has kept officers busy for months.
When officers in Lake Havasu first arrested two of the men, ages 19 and
24, it was for
possession of marijuana. However, as they were searching the vehicle for additional
drugs and paraphernalia, they found something much more interesting. Officers
say that inside the vehicle were several items that are frequently used
in credit card scams.
Based on information provided by the two men, a third suspect was arrested
at a nearby hotel. In his room, officers found even more incriminating
evidence, including a laptop computer, USB drives and other items required
to pull their scam. In addition, more drug paraphernalia and blank credit
cards and gift cards were found in the third suspect's room.
The men are believed to have operated their scam in Southern California
and Phoenix before moving onto Lake Havasu City. If you are facing
theft crime charges in Arizona, don't wait to speak to a member of the Knowles
Law Firm to enlist the help of a Phoenix criminal defense attorney who
is ready to take immediate action.