Two northern Hardin County residents were arrested Friday morning and charged with possessing 20 stolen checks plus debit and credit cards.

Christopher Le­w­is Jr., 34, of Vine Grove said he trades the cards for drugs, according to his arrest citation. Lewis was in possession of 11 credit cards in his vehicle when arrested, according to police. He also had two blank checks the owner said Lewis did not have permission to have, the arrest report said.

Inside a backpack, he also had “a rock of crystal meth” and a smoking pipe with meth residue, the report said.

Christina Villalobos, 38, of Rad­cliff had seven debit cards with her that didn’t belong to her when they were stopped, according to an arrest citation.

Both are charged with trafficking in financial information, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted. Lewis also is charged with first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, a Class D felony punishable by one to three years in prison.

Both remain in the Hardin County Detention Center. They will be arraigned Monday in court on the charges.  

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.
Terms of Use. The complete terms of use policy can be found at the bottom of this page.