PlayStation theft case nets coke, bad cash

Tue, 03/20/2007 - 4:25pm
By: John Munford

Fayetteville Police investigating a theft case at a local video game store Friday got more than they bargained for when they searched the suspect’s car.

Inside the car was a bag containing 58 grams of cocaine, more than enough for the suspect, Rico Bernard Lampkin, 24, of 600 Martin St., Atlanta, to be charged with trafficking cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, police said.

Police also found $500 in counterfeit bills in the bag, and Lampkin was consequently charged with five counts of forgery, police said.

Lampkin was also charged with theft by receiving stolen property stemming from a Sony PlayStation video game console he had purchased with counterfeit $100 bills from a Game Stop in East Point, police said. Lampkin was attempting to return the console at the
Game Stop at the Fayette Pavilion shopping center, police said.
Police also found four credit cards in various names in Lampkin’s 1995 Chevy Caprice, along with identification cards and income tax return paperwork in various names. The credit cards found are issued to tax filers with H&R Block services for customers who want to obtain an advance on their projected income tax return, police said.

Officers are working with H&R Block fraud investigators to determine the status of the cards recovered from Lampkin’s vehicle.

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