Police: traffic stop nets 59 fake credit cards

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Updated: 3/13/2014 10:52 pm

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say they found 59 fake credit cards when they stopped a Las Vegas man accused of speeding on Interstate 84 near Baker City.

The Oregonian reports that police say Isney Echavarria-Perez was stopped Wednesday and booked into jail for investigation of aggravated identity theft, five counts of identity theft and five counts of criminal possession of a forged Instrument.

Investigators found the credit cards had the magnetic strip on the back of the card re-coded with stolen account information from victims.

Troopers, Portland police, Las Vegas police and the U.S. Secret Service continue to investigate.

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