According to police, a Las Vegas man with a history of fraud was recently found in possession of personal information for more than 200 people and technology for creating counterfeit credit cards and checks.
A Las Vegas arrest report for Justin Gorgun, 37, on Jan. 27, said a probation officer performing a probation test for a resident of a home near South Hualapai Way and West Sunset Road had Gorgun rolled into one Closet hidden and possibly fakes found spread out on the bed.
The officer alerted the Las Vegas police, who received a search warrant.
On the bed in Gorgun’s room, Metropolitan Police Department officials found a “laptop, counterfeit credit cards, MSRX6 reader / writer, personal profile information about citizens, and a printer,” the report said.
They also discovered blank credit cards, a card reader, tablet, printer, blank checks, sandpaper, and a check cutter.
“The manual printer combined with the sandpaper is used to erase numbers on plastic cards / credit cards and create counterfeit credit or debit cards on someone else’s behalf,” it said.
Police said the technology could also be used to “change the information on the magnetic stripe of a credit or debit card.”
Among the papers found in the room was a list from a local doctor’s office that contained the patients’ personal information, according to police. In total, personal information for more than 200 people was found in the room.
Gorgun was booked into the Clark County Detention Center for setting up a financial forgery laboratory and obtaining ID for more than five people. According to prison records, he is also being held on two other criminal cases for possible parole violations.
His arrest report says he was arrested back in 2019 on similar charges, and court records show that Gorgun was on parole for forgery and burglary. Court records show he had been arrested eight times since 2018 for break-ins, theft, identity theft, financial forgery and drug possession. Five of these criminal cases were dismissed and the Clark County Attorney’s Office rejected the sixth according to court records.
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