Carson City Arrests: Couple Suspected of Running Credit Card Tampering Lab Outside Hotel | Carson City Nevada News


Two were arrested on Saturday for allegedly using and possessing a sophisticated financial forgery lab where they, among other things, washed checks and created fraudulent credit cards, according to a booking report from the Special Enforcement Team. law from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.

Payton Baker-Wright, 25, and Vincent Scambray, 41, both listed with Minden addresses, were arrested. They were arrested for the following offenses: Possession of a financial forgery laboratory, possession of equipment to produce fraudulent credit cards, scamming an innkeeper, counterfeiting a credit card, fraud using a computer , possession of a credit card without consent and possession of documents for false status.

Both are being held on $100,000 cash bond only.

According to the booking report, SET deputies were assisting the CCSO patrol with an overdose investigation at a South Carson Street hotel. Deputies arrived and learned that Vincent Scambray may have overdosed on fentanyl and been taken to hospital. His girlfriend was left in the hotel room. Initially, she gave a name, which turned out to be fake and she was later identified as Payton Baker-Wright.

During the drug overdose investigation, officers noticed several prominent items such as numerous credit cards, various checks, bank statements and other financial documents on the counter in the hotel room’s living room , as well as two connected laptops. to a printer that also had a bank statement on the copy screen, the report says.

A search warrant has been requested. The woman was mirandized and questioned about her boyfriend’s overdose. She reported that he used a substance from a straw believed to be heroin and overdosed. She called 911 and asked for emergency services. She said they got the heroin in California and both had been using heroin and methamphetamine for two years.

A deputy then began talking to the woman about the suspicious fake financials seen in the room. She hesitated to speak, the deputy noted, but did. The woman then proceeded to talk to the officer about how she and Scambray acquire hotel rooms. Neither have jobs and have found other ways to buy hotel rooms, the report said.

She explained that she uses a pseudonym and bought fake IDs with her face on them. She said they then buy credit card information from the dark web and put that information on an Excel or Word document. Once the credit card information is there, they use a reader/writer card machine to place the information on a blank card.

Once the information on a credit card, she explained that they used a machine to emboss the credit card. For an unsuspecting clerk, the fake ID and fake credit card would pass easily and be approved, the report said.

The arrest report explains that an embossing machine is a common tool used by fraudulent credit card makers. The machine uses letter dies to press an embossed letter into a blank credit card. They are very common and are found on almost all credit cards. The machine basically stamps the name of the fake credit card holder. Baker used his fake ID and fraudulent credit card to secure a hotel room for 7 days. The room was sold to the woman for $279 per night for a total of $1,953, the report said.

Officers continued to speak with the woman, who also discussed the check wash system, a common method for mail thieves to remove the real name on the check and replace it with their name or another fake identity.

The woman told officers that Scambray is the mastermind of the operation and has far more experience in committing these crimes and fakes. She said in her truck was a fully functional embossing machine that they use to create fake credit cards. Baker also said there was a read/write machine in the truck, which is used to put account information from the computer onto blank credit cards.

She was asked how much money she thought she obtained fraudulently in the past year. She said that when they lost their apartment, they started creating fake financials and over the past six months they have scammed people or fraudulently obtained about $50,000 in cash.

She also said that to turn the credit card money into real money, they had a plan for that also involving their friends, helping them to buy a hotel room with a fake credit card. The woman explained that she would charge the room to the credit card with her fake credit card and then charge her friends for the room in cash. It was pure profit for the two as they had never spent the money on credit cards.

A search warrant was issued by a Carson City judge and evidence was collected. In the hotel room, the deputies located equipment, X-Acto knives and putty, which corroborated Baker explaining how they used them, as well as the use of chemical liquids to wash the checks. There were also around 50 credit cards with multiple names, including the pair’s fake names. There was also a printer and laptop that were used to print new names on washed checks as well as $4,706 in mixed-denomination bills located in the hotel room that were seized.

During the search of the truck, officers found a fully functional waffle machine in a suitcase in the bed of the truck. There was also a read/write machine. The contents of the suitcase were responsible for the majority of the counterfeit items located.

In other arrests:
–A 34-year-old Carson City man was arrested Friday on suspicion of possession of child pornography, according to a Carson City Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team officer.

Sharan Ahmad was taken into custody at 5:32 p.m. According to the booking report, deputies assigned to the SET team served a warrant for the suspect’s arrest alleging 13 counts of possession of a visual display depicting the sexual behavior of a person under the age of 16. . The warrant was issued by the Carson City Court.

The warrant was the result of an investigation in conjunction with detectives from the Department of Homeland Security and the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. SET has been informed that Sharan is in possession of several videos of images of children under the age of 16 engaging in sexual acts. SET was also informed that the suspect was live streaming child pornography from a foreign source. Deposit: $45,000.

–A 28-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Friday by the CCSO Law Enforcement Task Force on suspicion of a felony child endangerment, abuse, neglect causing substantial bodily harm.

Marissa Seyfer was arrested at 3:01 p.m. According to the booking report, a detective indicated that there was an active arrest warrant for Seyfer and that Seyfer was on an appointment with the Department of Human Services. childhood and family in Nevada.

Deputies visited the offices and made contact with the woman, where she was placed under active warrant arrest.

All crime log information (unless otherwise noted) comes from arrest reports provided by the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and is considered public information by law. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in court. Carson Now’s policy is to name anyone arrested for a crime.


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