HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — Police in Haverhill have uncovered what authorities are calling a ‘‘massive credit card counterfeiting’’ scheme.
Police last week arrested 36-year-old Vincent Leo after he allegedly made or tried to make several purchases using phony credit cards. He is being held on $100,000 bail.
Investigators tell The Eagle-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1rKfgig) said they found blank credit cards, a magnetic card swipe reader/writer encoder and a photo ID card printer in his home along with other electronic equipment needed to produce and clone credit cards, debit cards and gift cards.
He was also allegedly making counterfeit prescriptions using medical grade security paper.
Leo told police that the credit card counterfeiting equipment was left behind by his brother-in-law when he moved, while he found the prescription paper while clearing out a friend’s apartment.
Information from: Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Mass.), http://www.eagletribune.com