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November 28, 2014

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Police: Man was running credit card forgery lab in Summerlin apartment

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John Dunn

A man was indicted Wednesday on 79 counts related to a credit card forgery lab that police say he was operating out of his Summerlin apartment.

John Michael Dunn, 50, is accused of forgery of credit or debit cards, possession or sale of documents or personal identifying information and more forgery-related crimes.

Detectives with SWAT say they recovered 131 forged credit cards and more than 200 fraudulent IDs from Dunn's apartment during a July 19 search.

Dunn, who also goes by the name Nino Brown, allegedly also possessed lists of credit card numbers and two credit card re-encoders, according to a Metro report.

Re-encoders can be used to change the number on a card's magnetic strip, allowing real credit card numbers to be placed onto fraudulent cards.

Dunn was arrested as a search warrant was being served — police said he registered his apartment in the 2600 block of Pavilion Center Drive with a fake ID. He was re-booked after the investigation into the items found in his residence.

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