Crime

NC woman had 22 forged credit cards in someone else’s name, Raleigh police charge

Emani Ginette Pierre-Louis
Emani Ginette Pierre-Louis CCBI

Police who answered a call about a suspicious person at a Six Forks Road restaurant Tuesday night charged a woman with having 22 forged credit cards from a range of banks and a phony Delaware driver's license.

Emani Ginette Pierre-Louis, 21, was held on $100,000 bail after officers arrested her at La Rancherita Mexican Restaurant at 7420 Six Forks Road.

Police said someone thought Pierre-Louis had a suspicious number of cards and called them.

The cards were all embossed with the name Rebecca Jones and were made to look like cards from a range of banks and credit unions, including the Bank of Israel, according to the charges.

It was not clear Wednesday whether Rebecca Jones is a real person whose name was being used or is fictional, police spokesman Laura Hourigan said.

Fraud cases can require extensive investigation, contacting banks to try to determine if a particular person’s information was used or the information on the cards was from several accounts and was combined with the single name, Hourigan said.

The charges that police filed listed Pierre-Louis’ address as Farrington Drive in Raleigh, but she gave booking officials at the Wake County Detention Center an address in Concord.

Ron Gallagher: 919-829-4572, @RPGKT

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