Man caught at border with forged credit cards pleads guilty

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Miami, Florida, resident who was caught at the northern border with 73 forged credit cards has pleaded guilty.

Prosecutors in Buffalo say 36-year-old Deladier Benitez faces up to seven years in prison following his arrest as he tried to enter Canada from the United States in October.

He pleaded guilty Friday to criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Authorities say they found the forged credit cards and a forged Ohio driver’s license during a search at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo.

Benitez is a Cuban national.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 13.