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Hampton man accused of purchasing credit card numbers, using them illegally

MASON CITY — A Hampton man wanted in multiple counties for purchasing credit card numbers on the internet and using them around north-central Iowa is in jail.

28-year-old Wayne Davis is charged in Cerro Gordo County with ongoing criminal conduct and three counts of unauthorized use of credit cards, as well as one count of unauthorized use of a credit card in Franklin County.

A criminal complaint says Davis was identified by an employee who turned his identification into the authorities, with the Iowa State Patrol conducting a traffic stop on Davis where a credit card skimmer, computer and cards were allegedly seized.

The complaint says an examination of those items revealed that Davis was purchasing card numbers on the dark web. A search warrant at Davis’ residence allegedly produced stolen credit cards and a card skimmer.

Davis is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $50,000 bond. His preliminary appearance in court is scheduled for September 20th.


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