Abilene Police Re-arrest Man for ID Fraud

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Abilene Police re-arrested a man who was found to have credit card numbers from over fifty people in his possession.

Austin Rose, 29, is now behind bars in the Taylor County Jail once again for Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information, Unlawful Use of Criminal Instruments, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Methamphetamine, and a couple of warrants out of McLennan County. He's being held on bonds totaling almost $200,000.

Court documents say police began investigating Rose after learning he had used a fraudulent credit card to book a room at an Abilene Hotel in January of 2016.

Detectives went to question Rose, and when the arrived at his room, another man staying there let them inside.

The documents state Rose was then taken into custody on some warrants while police got search warrants to search his room and vehicle.

During that search, detectives found several counterfeit credits cards, credit card numbers from over fifty individuals used to make the counterfeit cards, equipment to make the counterfeit cards, fake IDs with Rose's picture and 6.1 grams of meth.

Rose was originally arrested and charged on site after the search warrants were served. He bonded out of jail in January of 2016 but was re-arrested this Thursday for having insufficient bond. 


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