Man sentenced in fake credit cards scheme

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Dallas man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for trafficking in counterfeit credit cards.

U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden also ordered 42-year-old Mikel Chad Adams to serve three years of supervised release. Adams was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Gulfport, Miss.

Adams must pay $16,526 in restitution to the credit card companies.

Prosecutors say Adams was arrested after attempting to use a fraudulent credit card at a gas station in Pass Christian. Adams was found with lists of debit and credit card numbers.

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Prosecutors say Adams had lists of debit and credit cards numbers he would affix blank credit cards.

They say a total of 916 account numbers from two issuing banks were found. They say about 638 cardholder victims were identified.