Lewisville Man Heads To Prison For Darknet Credit Card

Kelli Wiese
April 15, 2019 - 4:56 pm

City of Colleyville


LEWISVILLE (1080 KRLD) - Prosecutors say 40-year-old Odis Edwards admits he stole more than 1,200 credit and debit card numbers via the darknet and internet chat rooms.

He and his co-conspirators used counterfeit cards to book more than $250,000 in rooms and incidentals at hotels around Dallas. An agent testified Edwards sub-rented the rooms to drug dealers and pimps.

Hotel employees became suspicious when a number of people racked up big room service bills and charged all of them to Edward's account. Officers found altered credit cards as well as notebooks containing what appeared to be credit card numbers and URLs for digital credit card number generators.

Edwards faces nearly five years in federal prison.