Three New York City men already charged in York County for allegedly possessing more than 60 counterfeit credit cards have now been indicted in federal court.
Dawill Miguel Almonte, 22, Danilo Vargas, 25, and Jeriel Delosangeles, 25, all of the Bronx, remain free on bail, charged in York County with illegally possessing counterfeit credit cards, according to county court records.
On Wednesday, a federal grand jury in Harrisburg indicted the trio on a federal charge of possessing 15 or more counterfeit or unauthorized access device cards, according to federal court records.
State police on Nov. 19 pulled over a vehicle with the three men inside. During that traffic stop, troopers found 62 counterfeit credit cards, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Harrisburg.
State police filed charges in February of this year, county court records state.
It is not unusual for defendants charged in common pleas court also to be charged federally, if their alleged crimes also violate federal law.
When that happens in York County, the local cases are normally put on hold until the federal charges are resolved. If there is a guilty plea or conviction in federal court, the York County charges are usually dropped.