Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich

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State v. Palafox et al

In April, 2012, DPS stopped a vehicle on I-10 with approximately 130 forged credit cards and fake identifications. The fake identifications had the defendants’ photos, but had false names matching the names on the forged credit cards. The defendants admitted using the cards in Arizona for purchasing items to take back to Mexico. All three defendants were charged with conspiracy, fraud, money laundering, illegal control of an enterprise, forgery of a credit card, taking identity of another, and unlawful possession of a scanning devise. Each defendant was in the U.S. on a temporary visa. Prosecution is on-going.