A Miami man is behind bars after police discovered multiple counterfeit credit cards during a traffic stop.
Lee County Sheriff's deputies pulled over 29-year-old Leon Marcel Atkinson on I-75 in Fort Myers for speeding on Monday, November 24th. Officers detected the smell of marijuana and searched the vehicle. A number of credit cards and gift cards were found scattered throughout the car.
Police checked the authenticity of the cards and determined them to be counterfeit and cloned. The cards contained information obtained from a skimming device. Detectives said the cloned cards had an approximate potential loss value of $170,000, had they been used as intended.
Atkinson was arrested and transported to the Lee County Jail. He faces a number of charges, including 17 counts of possession of cloned credit cards and one count of trafficking in cloned credit cards.
Atkinson is being held without bond. It is unclear if he has an attorney.