Traffic stop leads to recovery of stolen debit cards | Crime
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A routine traffic stop for dark window tint leads to the recovery of 20 stolen debit cards.
Florida Highway Patrol initiated a stop after noticing a car traveling southbound on Interstate 95 with extremely dark window tinting. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 28-year-old James Anthony Felton of St. Charles, Missouri who was traveling with 27-year-old Latorya Janae McCoy also of St. Charles, Missouri.
Felton allegedly had pieces of marijuana on his shirt when stopped, according to the report. Additionally authorities found a small Ziploc baggie of marijuana, as well as a $5 bill with a small amount of marijuana recovered from McCoy’s hair. FHP also found pieces of marijuana all over the driver’s seat and center seat of the vehicle, the report details.
After searching McCoy’s purse, FHP discovered 20 pre-paid debit cards, “all with different names on them,” according to the report. Several of the recovered cards have fraud alert blocks on them; however authorities have been unable to contact any of the victims.
McCoy was booked into the St. Johns County Jail and faces 21 counts of fraud and swindle, drug equipment possession, marijuana possession and evidence destroying, according to the jail log. Felton was also booked into the St. Johns County Jail and faces two traffic violation charges and charges of drug equipment possession and evidence destroying.