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Tampa man charged with trafficking in credit card makers

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(Augie Martin/CNN)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In a case investigated by the Starke Police Department, a 27-year-old Tampa man has been indicted on charges of trafficking in credit card manufacturing equipment.

Joseph Xavier Murphy, could face a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison, if convicted.

After his arrest Tuesday morning, Murphy was ordered detained pending an arraignment scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

The case was also investigated by the U.S. Secret Service -- Jacksonville Field Office.