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Man stopped at Lewiston Queenston Bridge with phony credit cards pleads guilty

A Michigan man pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara to possession of more than 15 counterfeit credit cards.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Rogowski said George Brown, 25, of Southfield, was arrested in July of 2013 after he and others used the cards to make purchases in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and New York.

Rogowski said the defendants were pulled over for a secondary inspection at the Lewiston Queenston Bridge and, during the inspection, officers found more than 110 counterfeit MasterCard and Visa cards.

Brown’s plea is the result of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.