Tuscaloosa police charged 26-year-old Johnathon Johnson with trafficking in stolen identities Tuesday.
The charges are the result of a July 21 traffic stop in the 100 block of Hargrove Road East.
"There were a number of credit cards recovered as well as a number of personal identification, security numbers, credit card numbers," Lt. Teena Richardson said Thursday.
Court documents claim during a search of the car, the arresting officer found either handwritten or typed into Johnson's phone 73 unique names and addresses for each name.
Richardson said investigators found a credit card skimmer that could have been used to steal the information.
"Investigators were following up from the evidence that was recovered from the traffic stop and they were able to find probable cause to arrest him on that charge. So they obtained a warrant last week and they went to his residence to arrest him," Richardson explained.
Investigators have confirmed at least seven of the names and credit card numbers found in Johnson's possession belong to real people.
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