Two charged in connection with dozens of stolen credit cards found in Mequon

Two Milwaukee residents face multiple felony charges related to credit card theft and auto theft from a street check by a Mequon police officer early Jan. 10.

Sequouia L. Brown, 27, faces a charge of identity theft for profit, an additional felony charge as a party to the crime of identity theft for profit and a charge of offense of driving a vehicle without the consent of the owner.

Shane T. Davis Jr., 25, also faces criminal charges of operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent and participating in the crime of impersonation for profit.

According to the criminal complaint filed Jan. 11 in Ozaukee County Circuit Court, a Mequon officer conducted a check outside the Baymont Inn and Suites, 10330 N. Port Washington Road, and saw a white Audi in the parking lot without a front license plate. An Illinois plate on the rear of the vehicle was registered for a 2006 Ford.

The officer then learned that the Audi had been reported stolen in Milwaukee in 2020. In the vehicle, the officer found 44 credit/debit cards belonging to other people that Brown and Davis had used, as well as other items.

Hotel surveillance video showed Brown exiting the vehicle.

Brown, who was listed at the motel under a different name, was found in a room with Davis, according to the complaint. She told officers she believed the vehicle belonged to Davis and she did not know it was stolen.

Davis told police he purchased the vehicle about two years earlier.

Brown admitted to police that she had used the same false name previously that she had used to register at the motel, to buy a house.

Along with the 44 cards belonging to others, officers found three checks to or from others in the vehicle with a combined value of $24,691; “numerous” blank checks; six third-party driver’s licenses or identification cards and 1.6 grams of marijuana.

Mequon Police said the credit/debit cards were accumulated as early as 2020 and they are continuing to investigate possible fraudulent use. They said they have not found any cards belonging to Mequon residents or instances of fraudulent use in Mequon to date, and continue to contact possible victims of theft.

Brown is free on $2,500 cash bond. At a preliminary hearing on January 19, she pleaded not guilty, but the court found probable cause and bound her for trial. She must continue her procedure on March 8.

Davis is free on $3,500 cash bond. He is due in court on February 10 for a status hearing.

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