State police traffic stop turns up stolen IDs, credit cards, cash

A traffic stop in Elizabethtown uncovered allegedly stolen IDs, credit and debit cards with possibly engagement in organized crime.

Peter Oludele, 32, of Lawrence, Georgia, was arrested Saturday morning by Kentucky State Police because of a traffic violation.

According to an arrest citation, Oludele was in the passenger seat of the vehicle when a search was conducted after a trooper reportedly saw marijuana in plain view.

The citation said the search turned up U.S. currency and money orders totaling approximately $75,800

Oludele allegedly possessed two driver’s licenses, one of which was fraudulent and the other contained the information recorded in the citation.

He was also in possession of multiple credit/debit cards with different names on them, records say.

Oludele told Whitlock that he and the vehilce’s driver and a third individual were involved in an organization; The third person would send him information on cards, then Oludele would use the information to obtain cash and then convert it to money orders with the intention to send them to South Africa.

The citation states Oludele was knowingly using information that appear stolen for personal benefit. Oludele also reportedly admitted to using an ID belonging to someone else for personal benefit.

Oludele is being held on a $5,000 cash bond at Hardin County Detention Center awaiting a Hardin District Court video arraignment today.

He is being charged with five charges including trafficking in financial information, trafficking in stolen identities and engaging in organized crime, all Class C felonies, punishable by five to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Andrew Harp can be reached at 270-505-1747 or aharp@thenewsenterprise.com.

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