Marijuana Scent Leads Police to Credit Card Thieves

Marijuana Scent Leads Police to Credit Card Thieves

February 27, 2014         Written By Bill Hardekopf

Police officers in Murfreesboro, Tennessee were undergoing a fairly common investigation as they followed the scent of marijuana coming from a Select Inn motel room. But what they found in the motel room was a little bit more than they expected: a full-scale identity theft operation.

After inspecting the room, officers uncovered 186 credit cards, as well as a credit card punch machine, a credit card scanner and a laptop. As expected, there was marijuana in the room, which is what triggered the investigation in the first place.

The drugs and equipment were seized as evidence, and the two men were placed under arrest. They are both from Michigan, and they are 22 and 27 years old. Both suspects are currently in Murfreesboro serving time until their March 24th court date. There is a $100,000 bond on each man.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of February 27, 2014. For up-to-date
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Bill Hardekopf is the CEO of and covers the credit card industry from all perspectives. Bill has been involved with personal finance for over 15 years. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes, The Street and The Christian Science Monitor.
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