RALEIGH — A Virginia man whom sheriff’s deputies had arrested Saturday on misdemeanor charges and a warrant from Virginia was re-arrested late Thursday on charges that he had made 23 counterfeit debit cards by using account numbers from a range of banks.
Lancelot Mortimer Henderson, 37, of Chesapeake, Va., was being held at the Wake County Jail on an extradition warrant filed by police in Chesapeake, Va., the Wake County sheriff’s office said. A deputy had stopped Henderson on U.S. 64 east near Rolesville Road on Saturday afternoon.
Deputies began investigating after they discovered 23 debit cards, including prepaid cards carrying the NetSpend and GreenDot names. There also were 13 cards linked to MetaBank, a savings institution in Iowa, and cards carrying Mio, Walmart, Target, Vanilla and Western Union names, according to arrest warrants served on Henderson near midnight Thursday.
Banks from which account numbers had been coded onto the debit cards included JP Morgan Chase, PNC, Bank of America, RBS Citizens, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank and HSBC.
The warrant from Chesapeake, Va., police is for a charge of failing to pay court-ordered support, spokeswoman Kelly O’Sullivan said. Henderson was being held without bond for extradition when Wake County filed the new charges.
Bond on the 23 charges of possessing five or more counterfeit instruments was set at $400,000.
When deputies first encountered Henderson on Saturday, they also charged him with driving with a revoked license, failure to wear a seatbelt, giving police false information and resisting arrest.