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Jupiter police arrest Wellington man in Jupiter with credit card skimmer, stolen credit cards

Christopher Miley
Posted at 1:07 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 05:04:51-04

JUPITER, Fla. — A Wellington man faces multiple charges after Jupiter police say they caught him with a skimming device and multiple stolen credit cards.

Christopher Miley, 25, was arrested after a traffic stop Sunday on W Indiantown Road.

Police said Miley was following closely behind an unmarked Jupiter police vehicle. The officer said he also noticed the license plate on Miley's vehicle had an incomplete expiration date.

Miley later drove into the Jupiter West Plaza where he was pulled over.

The officer said he smelled marijuana in the car, which also had Miley's 3-year-old son in the backseat, who was not properly restrained. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were later found in the vehicle, said police.

The police report said five counterfeit Florida driver's licenses were found that matched Miley's appearance but used various names and birth dates.

Officers said when they searched the trunk of the car, they found a variety of fake and stolen credit cards, a credit card skimming device and a credit card reading device.

Miley was arrested and faces multiple charges of credit card forgery, possession of counterfeit credit cards, possession and transfer of credit card equipment, use of a skimming device and possessing unlawfully issued driver's licenses.

The 3-year-old's mother responded to the scene and took custody of the boy.

In addition, Miley had an outstanding warrant in Cobb County, Georgia.

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