FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 19-year-old for allegedly possessing dozens of stolen checks, bank cards and identification cards.

Deputies were patrolling on Tuesday in the area around Coliseum Inn on Gillespie Street in Fayetteville when a person notified deputies that a man was trespassing in an un-rented room, according to authorities.

When deputies entered the room, they noticed several bank cards and a card skimmer. The sheriff’s office said the suspect, Samuel Maurice Carmichael, initially gave them a fake name and date of birth.

The sheriff’s office said after further investigation it found Carmichael had 62 personal and business checks, 64 bank cards and 15 identification cards — including social security cards, passports and birth certificates.

Carmichael was arrested and taken to the Cumberland County Detention Center. He was charged with:

  • Identity theft
  • Trafficking stolen identities
  • Financial card theft
  • Possession of five or more counterfeit instruments
  • Card theft with scanning device
  • Breaking or entering