|Published:||May 21, 2012 9:02 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 23, 2012 7:58 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Hollywood, Fla. resident, Juan Lopez, was arrested on Friday and is facing charges of passing 26 counterfeit credit cards.
Lopez was initially pulled over while traveling northbound on I-75 when detectives noticed that his vehicle had window tint which appeared to be darker than the legal limit. The detective then proceeded to measure the window tint and conduct the necessary checks.
Lopez was told that he would only be receiving a written warning, but the detective noticed that he appeared to be very anxious. According to police reports, Lopez was breathing heavily and twitching uncontrollably. Detectives also noticed several bags of newly purchased property in the vehicle.
Detectives then received consent to search his person and the interior of the vehicle, where a total of 26 counterfeit credit cards were uncovered. After running the cards through a magnetic card reader, it was determined that they were all cloned with BIN numbers that did not match the cards, and they contained information that had been compromised from a skimming device.
Lopez was arrested on scene, and several thousands of dollars in fraudulently purchased property were seized.