Zebulon police accuse two men of having dozens of bogus credit cards

From staff reportsJanuary 16, 2014 

— Police say two men had 53 phony credit cards and were using some of them to make purchases.

In arrest warrants served Wednesday on Donald Jaye Gore Jr. and Cedric Alexander Rankins at the Wake County Detention Center, investigators accused them each of five counts of financial card forgery, three counts of possession five or more counterfeit instruments, and conspiring with each other.

Gore, 30, and Rankins, 27, are both from Spring Lake, and police had arrested them at their homes there on Saturday night.

At that time, they charged Gore with obtaining property by false pretenses, assault on a government employee and assault on a female.

Rankins was charged Saturday with obtaining property by false pretenses.

In the warrants served Wednesday, police said the charges involved a total of 53 cards that had been encoded with stolen account numbers from Regions Bank and two credit unions.

Each man was being held on a total bail of $150,000 and was due to be in court Thursday on the new charges.

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