Durham police raided a hotel room Thursday and charged six men from Florida and a Nevada woman with running an operation to manufacture phony credit cards.
The seven were in a room at the Wingate Inn at 5223 Page Road, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.
The group had what Michael said were “multiple” credit cards onto which people’s information had been cloned. They also had equipment for writing information to cards, she said.
Each of the seven was charged with possession of five or more counterfeit financial cards, trafficking in stolen identities and felony conspiracy.
Three men were from Miramar, Fla.: Lavauche Ravaun Overton, 25; Patrick Antonio Aiken Jr., 23, and Roshan Kadeem Brown, 23.
Also arrested were Steve Barrington Cohen Jr., 22, of Hollywood, Fla., Kalimah Najah Small, 21, of Coral Springs, Fla., and Sheldon Gordon, 35, of Pembroke, Fla.
Bridget Ann Erickson-White, 40, of Dayton, Nev., was the seventh member of the group, according to arrest records.
Each was held in lieu of $55,000 bail.