A Florida fraudster was arrested when he tried to fly with more than 500 counterfeit credit and gift cards in his suitcase, authorities said Friday.
Robert Smith-Merced, 46, was flying out of Orlando International Airport when TSA screeners discovered the trove of forged cards in his checked baggage around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, according to authorities.
Orlando police alerted Port Authority cops who greeted Smith-Merced at the gate of his Delta Flight at Newark Liberty Airport and arrested the alleged scammer around 10 a.m., officials said.
Officers found three bogus credit cards and a fake Connecticut driver’s license on the Kissimmee, Florida man.
His luggage, loaded with counterfeit cards was held in Orlando, officials said.
Smith-Merced is facing charges for false government documents and credit card theft, authorities said.
He will also be slapped with federal charges for knowingly possessing counterfeit devices.
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