Speeding driver with warrants arrested for having credit card scanner in his possession

After being pulled over for speeding in Huron Township, Mark Hobson, 20, of Inkster, was arrested for having a credit card scanner on him as well as a whole slew of other fraudulent financial paperwork. Booking photo courtesy Huron Township Police Department.

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

A 20-year-old Inkster man was arrested Aug. 25 in Huron Township after police pulled him over and found a credit card scanner in his possession as well as several other fraudulent financial documents.

At 3:44 p.m., Huron Township police pulled over Mark Hobson as he drove 105 mph in a 70 mph zone on I-275 near Huron River Drive.

A background check revealed Hobson had several felony warrants for his arrest out of Allegheny County, Genesee County and Detroit for fraudulent activity.

When officers searched his car, they found a credit card scanner, fraudulent checks worth more than $20,000, multiple bank and gift cards belonging to random people, hundreds of blank checks addressed to random people, mail and credit cards belonging to other people, and a check printing machine along with camera stabilization equipment.

Hobson is charged with ten counts of possessing a fraudulent transaction device and could face 40 years in prison.

He is currently being held in the Wayne County Jail.

An 18-year-old Troy man who also resides in Georgia who was a passenger in the car was also arrested on a felony warrant out of West Bloomfield for identity theft.

“This is a great example of the great work our officers are doing on the freeway that does not involve issuing traffic citations. One can only imagine that amount of criminal activity that this officer prevented through his outstanding police work and the number of people he saved from being victimized by fraud,” said Huron Public Safety Director Everette Robbins.

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