Albany police seek third forgery suspect

Police find financial card fraud equipment in local hotel room

ALBANY — One suspect is still at large in a case involving criminal forgery and financial card fraud, police officials say.

On April 4, officers of the Albany Police Department responded to the Hilton Garden Inn, 101 Front St., in reference to a report of guests smoking marijuana in their room, officials say.

Acting on “probable cause,” officers arrested Kameron Andrews, 24, and Dominique Reece, 24, inside the room, officials say, and Andrews was charged with possession of marijuana. While in the room, officers noticed several pre-paid debit/credit cards and a “dubbing” machine to make the cards, officials say.

A search warrant was obtained to find and take possession of the items, which included the dubbing machine, cell phones, laptop computer, a gaming system, ledger and computer hard drive, officials say.

Andrews and Reece were subsequently charged with criminal possession of financial transaction card forgery devices, police officials say.

According to Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, Anthony Gates, 23, who was not present at the hotel, is being sought on charges of criminal possession of financial transaction card forgery devices. Gates is believed to be in Atlanta, Banks said.