Indiana pair arrested for credit card fraud

Officials in Jasper, Indiana recently arrested to suspects on several charges, including fraud, identity theft and possession of a card-skimming device.

According to the Dubois County Herald, Roberto Moner and Adianez Herrera were arrested early in the day on Dec. 28 after tracking suspicious activity for several hours. Later that day, a search of Herrera's home yielded items used in credit card fraud, including credit cards, a magnetic strip reader and computer equipment.

At 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 27, police received a call from an Indianapolis women reporting fraudulent activity on her credit card, which was used at convenience stores in Jasper. Police then alerted local convenience stores of the activity.

Two hours later, employee's at one of these stores alerted officials of a declined credit card purchase from a suspicious individual. The employee recorded the customer's license plate number and relayed that information to the police.

Authorities began a search for that vehicle. At 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 28, police found the car in a Walmart parking lot. After locating and speaking with the the individuals, police took Herrera and Moner into custody. Two juveniles accompanying the pair were also held by police, but were later released.

At 7:00 a.m., a search warrant was issued for Herrera's residence, where the fraudulent credit card paraphernalia was found along with other stolen goods, according to the Dubois County Herald.

While the investigation is still ongoing, it appears the two used skimmers to obtain stolen credit card information.

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