Wake deputies: Raleigh man had 22 fake credit cards

From staff reportsFebruary 4, 2014 

— A 20-year-old Raleigh man had 22 Diners Club credit cards with counterfeit magnetic strips when he was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 22, Wake County sheriff’s deputies charged.

Hassan Abdul Hartsfield of 5 Maple St. was arrested after deputies stopped him at North Buffalo Street and Wendell Boulevard in Wendell that evening, an arrest report stated.

According to an arrest warrant, Hartsfield was charged with 22 counts of possession of a counterfeit instrument and 22 counts of unlawfully obtaining a credit card.

He also was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

A magistrate set Hartsfield’s bail at $501,000, and his next court appearance is set for Feb. 13.

Okechukwu Obin Steven Agu, 18, of 1111 Garner Road in Raleigh and James David Rakeem Hartsfield, 24, of 315 N. King Charles Road in Raleigh were also arrested and charged with aiding and abetting in financial transaction card fraud. James Hartsfield was also charged with three counts of obtaining a credit card by fraud.

Agu was initially held in lieu of $30,000 bail. He had been released from jail as of Thursday.

James Hartsfield remained in the Wake County jail in lieu of $60,000 bail last week. His next court appearance is set for Feb. 13.

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