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A North Carolina man accused of altering and using counterfeit credit cards in Alachua County and in other states was arrested in Gainesville Friday.
Numerous cards and a machine that alters magnetic strips on credit cards were found in his car, reported the Gainesville Police Department.
Darain L. Vines, 32, of Lucama, N.C., was charged with trafficking counterfeit cards, use of a re-encoder to defraud, scheming to defraud and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, his arrest report states.
Court files show an arrest warrant was issued for Vines Thursday alleging he used a fraudulent card over a six-month period. On Friday, Vines was seen by police to a business on Waldo Road.
Vines was detained on the warrant and his car was searched. Police found five credit cards embossed with Vine’s name but which were classified as fraudulent when a check on their numbers was run, the report states.
Also reportedly found in the car was a re-encoder and additional credit cards. Some of those cards belonged legally to Vines while others belonged to