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Four charged with having dozens of counterfeit gift, debit cards

A Wake County sheriff's deputy arrested four men Tuesday after he stopped their car on U.S. 64 and found what arrest warrants said were 39 counterfeit gift and debit cards.

Two of the men were also charged with forging four other cards, and one was charged for giving the deputy another person’s name and birthday to identify himself after they were stopped near Smithfield Road about 2:30 p.m.

Willie Williams IV, 28, of 109 Halifax Road, Louisburg and Joshua Jamal Harris, 27, of 189 Freedom Lane, Henderson, were charged with having more than five counterfeit instruments.

Denoral Rockwell Jefferson, 26, of 118 Hill St., Raleigh and Dakeem Martez Tatum, 24, of 123 Hayes St., Louisburg were charged with forging financial instruments.

Arrest warrants said it was Tatum who gave Deputy B.V. Hecox the wrong identification.

Tatum was being held without bail because he also was arrested on charges from 2009 for assault on a female and cocaine-dealing in Franklin County.

Wilson was held in lieu of $100,000 bail and has credit-card-related charges pending in Franklin County.

Jefferson was being held on $20,000 bail and Harris on $11,230 bail that included not keeping court dates on misdemeanor charges from 2012 and 2013.

All were set to be in court Wednesday.

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