KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) - A Miami man has been charged in two Kentwood credit card fraud cases after he was arrested in Southwest Michigan.
On Tuesday, a Kentwood police officer investigating the cases sent out a statewide alert about a possible suspect, Rafelo Antonio Bonne, and his vehicle.
A trooper with the Michigan State Police Niles Post heard the alert and noticed a vehicle that matched the suspect's vehicle description in Berrien County and pulled it over.
The trooper arrested the 28-year-old Miami man and recovered a "significant" amount of property that police said was obtained through Bonne's fraudulent activity.
Police said that Bonne was in a rental car and believed he was on his way to Chicago so that he could fly back to Miami.
On Thursday, the Kent County Prosecutor's Office charged Bonne with two counts of stealing or retaining a financial transaction device without consent and two counts of possession of a financial transaction device without consent.
Bonne was arraigned in Kentwood District Court and bond will be set at $1 million for each charge.
Metro Fraud and Identity Theft Team investigators have also been in touch with investigators in Beaverton, Ore. who have been searching for Bonne in a police officer assault case and a fraud case of more than $100,000.
MFITT investigators are also trying to determine if Bonne was involved in any other local fraud cases. If you have any information, call police at 616.257.9749.
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