Alabama Man Arrested with Fraudulent Cards and Re-Encoding Device

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Badra Kaba was arrested by Homewood, AL police on February 20 after he attempted to use a fraudulent credit card at a local Sam’s Club. Kaba was attempting to buy cartons of cigarettes, which he planned on re-selling in Georgia.

According to a complaint filed by the US District Court in Birmingham, Kaba is being charged with one count of fraud and related activity in connection with access devices. He is currently being held by the US Marshal Service. Kaba was found with 10 fraudulent cards upon his arrest. Thirty-nine additional cards were found in Kaba’s vehicle.

When police searched Kaba’s apartment, they discovered a suitcase with two laptop computers, a credit card re-encoding device, and a stack of white unmarked cards with magnetic strips on the back.  It appears that Kaba was re-encoding cards with an unauthorized access device number, which was not the same as the account number on the front of the card.


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