New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 19, 2019

Norfolk man pleads guilty to credit card forgery in New Kent

By Andre Jones | April 30, 2019 12:41 pm

A Norfolk man entered a guilty plea to credit card forgery during Monday afternoon proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court.

Jared Elijah-Thor Flynn, 20, of the 700 block of Freemont Street, entered the plea as part of an agreement. An additional charge of credit card forgery was dropped as part of the plea deal.

In a summary of evidence, on Dec. 3, 2018, a Virginia State Trooper noticed a van traveling at 102 miles per hour eastbound on Interstate 64 just before 8 p.m. After initiating a traffic stop, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search was conducted, and the trooper noticed a black and gray credit card reader in the center console. On top of the reader were two cards with the defendant’s name on them. A special agent was called to the scene and swiped the cards on a reader, discovering that the cards were forged. Flynn was arrested on the charge and later admitted to the offenses. A co-defendant, William Cardell Spencer, 23, of the 900 block of Marietta Avenue, Norfolk, entered a guilty plea to the same charge during an Apr. 22 trial.

Under the agreement, Flynn received a 10-year jail sentence with all time suspended for a period of 10 years.