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New Orleans man pleads guilty to possessing fake credit/debit cards

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a New Orleans man pleaded guilty to possessing dozens of fake credit and debit cards.

Terrance Milton, 23, of New Orleans, La., gave a conditional guilty plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay to one count of possession of 15 or more counterfeit or unauthorized access devices. The plea will become final when accepted by Judge Patricia Minaldi. According to the guilty plea, Milton was traveling with the driver of a vehicle May 15, 2014 on Interstate 10 eastbound in Calcasieu Parish when the vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation. The law enforcement officer found 36 credit/debit cards on Milton’s person. The defendant also possessed a fake driver’s license matching the fictitious name printed on the credit/debit cards.

Milton faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.  A sentencing date of June 2, 2016 was set.

The U.S. Secret Service conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jamilla A. Bynog is prosecuting the case.

Updated February 25, 2016