FHP: Alachua man arrested for possessing multiple counterfeit credit cards

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ALACHUA, Fla. (WCJB) -- A man from Alachua was arrested Tuesday after state troopers say he had 7 counterfeit credit cards.

According to the arrest report, Troopers say they pulled over a car that was traveling south on Interstate 75 from Alachua for an expired tag and illegal window tints.

During the traffic stop, Troopers say they smelled marijuana in the car and witnessed Bryan Candido, 22, trying to hide credit cards in the back passenger seat.

Troopers conducted a K-9 search of the car and found 7 credit cards, two that belonged to other people and five that had altered magnetic strips with banking information that did not match the front of the card.

When Candido was arrested and placed into a Trooper’s car, he was seen on the back seat camera pulling out a bag of marijuana and tried hiding it in the car.

Candido is charged with possessing 5 to 14 counterfeit credit cards, marijuana possession, and tampering with evidence. He was booked at the Alachua County Jail with bond set at $825,000.