2 Plead Guilty In Counterfeit Credit Card Scheme

PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Two men face sentencing in September after pleading guilty to a counterfeit credit card scheme in southeast Missouri.

The Southeast Missourian reports that 33-year-old Faisal Elmi of Alexandria, Va., and 26-year-old Mamadou Sall of Cheverly, Md., pleaded guilty Monday.

Police say they discovered in November that the two men and a third suspect used fraudulent cards to buy cigarettes, fuel and more than $1,000 worth of other merchandise at several Perryville businesses.

Police say a search of the suspects’ motel room found a laptop computer connected to a stripe-card reader and writer and more than 100 counterfeit credit cards using numbers of legitimate customers.

The third suspect, 43-year-old Lisa Paige of Alexandria, goes to trial in August.

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