Man arrested in credit card fraud investigation in San Bruno

Police arrested a man Thursday after officers discovered him allegedly in possession of several fraudulent credit cards as well as a credit card embossing machine.

At 8:11 p.m., officers contacted two people at the Villa Montes Hotel at 620 El Camino Real regarding an identity theft and credit card fraud investigation, according to police.

One of the residents, Ernst Causey, was found to have attempted to use a fraudulently embossed credit card, police said.

Further investigation lead officers to discover Causey’s fraudulent credit cards and embossing machine, according to police.

Causey was arrested and booked into the San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of fraud and identity theft, police said.

Another person was cited for possession of narcotic paraphernalia and was released at the scene, according to police.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the San Bruno Police Department at (650) 616-7100. Anonymous tips can be emailed to [email protected]


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