Wake deputies: Raleigh man had 22 fake credit cards

From staff reportsJanuary 23, 2014 

— A 20-year-old Raleigh man had 22 Diners Club credit cards with counterfeit magnetic strips when he was arrested Wednesday, Wake County sheriff's deputies charged.

Hassan Abdul Concepcion of 5 Maple St. was arrested after deputies stopped him at North Buffalo Street and Wendell Boulevard in Wendell on Wednesday night, an arrest report stated.

According to an arrest warrant was charged with 22 counts of possession of a counterfeit instrument and 22 counts of unlawfully obtaining a credit card.

He also was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

A magistrate set Concepcion’s bail at $500,000, and he was being held for a court appearance Thursday.

Okechukwu Obin Steven Agu, 18, of 1111 Garner Road in Raleigh and James David Rakeem Hartsfield, 24, of 315 N. King Charles Road in Raleigh were also arrested and charged with aiding and abetting in financial transaction card fraud.

Agu was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail and Hartsfield in lieu of $100,000 bail, and both were to be in court Thursday.

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