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Twice lost credit cards lead to criminal charges

Twice lost credit cards lead to criminal charges

By Associated Press. CREATED Aug 5, 2014

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- A south-central Idaho man police say went on a spending spree with someone else's lost credit cards before misplacing the cards himself ended up being arrested after returning to a motel looking for them.

The Times-News reported that 22-year-old Justin James Russell was arraigned Friday on four counts of criminal possession of a financial transaction card.

Police say that Russell on June 11 returned to a Motel 6 looking for the cards. A housekeeper later found them and turned them over to a manager who noticed the name on the cards didn't match Russell's.

Police say the man whose name is on the cards lost them June 8 at Shoshone Falls.

Police say Russell purchased about $1,200 worth of merchandise at Walmart between June 8 and 9.