A Douglasville man is facing fraud charges after allegedly using fraudulent credit cards at a Florida mall.

Clarence Maurice Logan, 21, of Douglasville was arrested along with Miles Parks McCollum, 18, of Austell after Palm Beach Gardens police found 39 credit cards in their possession. According to the police report, Logan and McCollum were arrested at The Gardens Mall on Aug. 29 after an employee at the hat store LIDS alerted security about the two possibly using fraudulent cards. When officers arrived, security guards pointed out McCollum, who handed over a fraudulent credit card.

The card was reportedly used to purchase items from Champs.

Mall security found Logan at Nordstrom, but he ran after an officer asked for identification. After a brief chase, he was taken down and handcuffed, according to the report.

Police reportedly found 10 Western Union cards and a PayPal card on Logan. They also found bags with various merchandise purchased from Finish Line and Champs. Police subsequently discovered that Logan had four outstanding warrants against him.

Another 14 Western Union and 14 PayPal cards were found in a car McCollum told authorities belonged to him. According to Palm Beach County Jail records, the men were charged with fraud, forgery and counterfeiting.

McCollum was released from jail Aug. 31 after posting $11,000 bail. Logan, who has holds on him for other agencies, remained in jail as of Tuesday afternoon.

Contact Amanda Thomas by email at amanda@douglascountysentinel.com or by phone at 770-942-6571 ext. 226.

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