Man pulled over for traffic stop had stolen credit cards, Ypsilanti police say
He was pulled over for a routine traffic stop, but after a man took out his wallet, and a police officer saw it contained credit cards in another person's name, the officer had reason to believe there was more to investigate, Ypsilanti Police Sgt. Troy Fulton said.
Fulton said the officer saw a car with a severely cracked windshield around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of South Prospect Street and pulled the driver over for questioning. As the 26-year-old man reached in his wallet to pull out his driver’s license, the officer looking over his shoulder noticed credit cards in the wallet had a name that did not match the one on his license, Fulton said.
Upon furthering questioning, the man told the officer he found a wallet earlier that morning inside a planter near an Ypsilanti apartment complex.
“He admitted to the officer he was going to the store to use the credit cards,” Fulton said.
Police later tied the wallet in the planter to a larceny hours earlier in which a wallet was stolen from a car in the 700 block of Maus Avenue, Fulton said.
The man was taken into custody for possessing and attempting to use credit cards that were not his own.