CARMICHAEL, Calif. --A Carmichael man is in trouble with the law, only a year after being released from prison for a similar crime.

Darron Reed is being charged with possession of credit card-making equipment. The 46-year-old was convicted in 2008 of identity theft and falsifying loan applications.  

Attorney Phillip Ferrari says, after being released, Reed was under the supervision of federal probation officers.

"In the course of a home visit, it was noticed that he had stacks of credit cards in his apartment. So they called in the Secret Service, they did a search, and they found that he had all the equipment you would need to produce counterfeit credit cards," Ferrari said.

Some of the equipment that was found included encoding and embossing machines.

Reed faces up to 15 years in prison if he is convicted on the current charge.