RDU cops say NYC man had 104 counterfeit credit cards

Police at Raleigh-Durham International Airport charged a Brooklyn man with having 104 bogus bankcards after federal passenger screeners told them something seemed amiss.

Roman O. Grytskiv, 36, of the New York City borough's Sheepshead Bay section, was charged Friday after questioning at RDU police headquarters, records showed. He was accused of possession of five or more counterfeit financial instruments.

All of the cards carried the names of either John West or John Kastas, police said in an arrest warrant.

Grytskiv had gone to RDU to catch a departing flight, RDU spokesman Andrew Sawyer said. He was going through routine screening by Transportation Security Administration workers when they alerted airport police to something they considered unusual.

Police did not disclose where the cards, which carried bank names and account numbers on their fronts that did not match information encoded on the magnetic strips on their backs, were found. Detectives also did not disclose where Grytskiv planned to fly.

Police did not close the investigation after arresting Grytskiv, Sawyer said, and there could be other charges.

Grytskiv was held in lieu of $30,000 bail pending a Monday court appearance.