2 charged after card-forging gear found

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Deputies who stopped a speeding vehicle on Inter­state 20 in Augusta on Sun­day found a credit card reader, a writer and more than 350 credit and gift cards. The driver and his passenger were arrested.

More than 100 of the credit and gift cards had stolen numbers assigned to them, according to the Rich­mond County Sheriff’s Of­fice.

Deputies stopped the vehicle about 4:30 p.m. Sunday near mile marker 195 and discovered that the driver, Khille Damon Jackson, 29, of Atlanta, was driving without a license, authorities say. The passenger, Bobbie Lynn Leake, 22, of Redwood City, Calif., also had no driver’s license.

Lt. Calvin Chew said he was not aware of how fast the vehicle was traveling.

Chew said the sheriff’s office has started training officers to go beyond what they usually do in a traffic stop, especially if there is any suspicion. In this case, it led the officer to the cards and the credit card reader and writer, which was described as a handheld device that looks similar to a credit card swiper.

Chew said people who make cards from stolen data do not need the original cards. Card information can be obtained by hackers and then entered into the machine. Scammers take old cards, such as expired credit cards or gift cards, and replace the existing data with the stolen card information.

“It’s so easy to get people’s information nowadays,” Chew said. “We tell people to check their credit regularly.”

Both occupants were charged with criminal possession of financial transaction card forgery device. Jackson has also been charged with driving without a license.

The Secret Service has joined the sheriff’s office in an investigation, and more charges are pending.

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teaparty
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teaparty 02/07/14 - 03:57 pm
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2 more living the dream
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2 more living the dream

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 02/07/14 - 04:16 pm
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probably a welfare/ebt card
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probably a welfare/ebt card maker as well, there explaination will be the needed to make the cards to "feed dey kids"

Sweet son
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Sweet son 02/07/14 - 04:19 pm
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Glad these types were taken off of the streets.

But, it seems that they were passing through and now we are saddled with the costs of running them through the criminal justice system. The whole situation would have been better if they had been stopped in Atlanta or Redwood City, CA. Let their hometowns bear the expense.

david jennings
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david jennings 02/08/14 - 09:21 am
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Money could be well spent

Now is a good time to set an example of no tolerance for crime. Identity theft is a great problem. When will our courts start sending the message society is tired of lawlessness. Maybe if lawbreakers were forced to work like alot of us had to, and do still it would deter crime a little. I know I wore out a few shovel, picks, sledge hammers and wheel barrels in my time making an honest living.

d1zmljqg
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d1zmljqg 02/08/14 - 06:28 pm
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Here we go again

"All Rise (Waits while everyone gets up) This court is now in session, the Honorable _________ presiding."

Jackson and Leake will be (deservingly) hearing this before long.

I just love the Augusta Chronicle's crime reporting, seems they have an endless source to pick from. I think Augusta is #2 in population of Georgia cities, are they #1 in crime either in per capita (or maybe total?) Why can't the criminals realize the final outcome of their misdeeds?

I'll answer my own question. They opted out of learning (aka uneducated) and they're stupid. On learning I'm talking the golden rule, the 10 Commandments, common sense and how to work for a living.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/08/14 - 10:58 am
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Rascals

I hope they get some REAL time...a long time to rethink their ways.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 02/08/14 - 04:29 pm
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Send them both to Judge

Send them both to Judge Daniel Craig! That will teach them.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 02/09/14 - 10:02 am
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dizm It says they were from

dizm It says they were from Atlanta and Redwood City, CA. That is not Augusta. They were passing thru. Would they be from Columbia if going thru on I-20? That is right truth. Send them to Judge Craig. Maybe he will give them 25 years and it also says the Secret Service is interested-better yet, let the feds have them. Who cares, just put them away for a long long time because I am sure they have hurt other peoples lives with their crimes.

d1zmljqg
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d1zmljqg 02/09/14 - 04:20 pm
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JRC2024

Okay, let's not add this to an Augusta crime, but I'm, too, for Judge Craig to handle the case. I'm sure Atlanta and Redwood City don't want them back. Time served down at Reidsville (w/o AC and Cable TV) would be good, or the new prison (1999) down from in Alamo (Wheeler County), but it would probably have all the amenities of a 5 Star Hotel.

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