FBI searching for credit card fraud suspect with Michigan ties

Suspect allegedly used stolen credit, debit cards

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EAST LANSING, Mich. - The FBI is searching for Luis Color, Jr. for his alleged participation in a credit card fraud scheme.

Investigators believe Colon purchased large quantities of pesticides using stolen credit and debit cards.  The pesticides were purchased on the Internet over the phone from companies located in Georgia, Texas and elsewhere.  They were shipped to addresses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for resale at a store in Philadelphia.

The purchases were made between 2009 and 2010.

The FBI says Colon made contact with people and falsely presented himself as a representative from their local utility company.  He would convince the victims to give him their credit or debit card information by offering the victims an opportunity to save money on their utility bill by creating automatic debit accounts.

He would then contact pest control companies and use the stolen card information to purchase the products.

Colon was arrested for credit card fraud in New Jersey, but was allowed to make bail.  He's charged with credit card fraud, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit credit card fraud.

Investigators say he has ties to Philadelphia, East Lansing and Union City, New Jersey.

He has numerous tattoos on his entire body which include stars on his neck, an image of Jesus on his chest and a cross on his back.

He goes by aliases "Mike" or "Junito." 

Colon is White or Hispanic, about  6'0" tall, 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

If you've seen him, contact your local FBI office.

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