PRESCOTT, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- Officials with the Yavapai County Sheriffs Office announced on Thursday the arrest of two people, in connection with a credit card forgery scheme that was discovered during a drug investigation.
According to a statement, 36-year-old Cassie Hall and 31-year-old Andrew Busch were arrested on a multiple drug-related and identity theft-related charges. Both are currently at the Camp Verde Detention Center.
Busch and Hall were arrested by YCSO deputies on the night of March 24 at a fast food restaurant in Cordes Junction. Deputies were called to the scene initially for reports of a woman who was offering drugs in exchange for a ride to Prescott Valley. When deputies arrived, they found Hall, who matched the description provided in calls to YCSO, trying to walk away from the scene. When Hall was detained by deputies, she provided a false name to deputies, but her real identity was later confirmed. It was later confirmed by a witness that Burch was offering ecstasy in exchange for a ride.
During subsequent searches of a backpack Hall was carrying and the car Bisch was in, a number of drugs and drug paraphernalia were found, including marijuana, meth, meth pipe, pills that claimed to be ecstasy, and GHB. In addition, deputies also found paper used to make forged credit cards, five forged driver's license with pictures of Busch on three of them, under different names, and 20 black credit cards with magnetic strips. A master card in the process of being completed was also found, as well as 21 cards with Busch's name embossed on it. In addition, deputies say a card scanner, a computer and embossing equipment was found, making it apparent that Busch was involved in a credit card forgery scheme. The scheme remains under investigation.
Both Busch and Hall are held on a $25,000 bond. Anyone with information on the two suspects are urged to call YCSO at (928)771-3260.
FOX 10 reported on this story from Phoenix.