Monday, January 20, 2014

Couple Allegedly Tied to Target Credit Card Scam Arrested At Texas/Mexico Border

From the Valley Morning Star:
Police have arrested a man and a woman on fraud charges tied to the December Target credit card breach.

On Sunday, Police arrested 27-year-old Mary Carmen Garcia and 28-year-old Daniel Guardiola Dominguez, both from Monterrey, as they tried to cross into the U.S. from Reynosa, said McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez.

“We received information about their activities and obtained arrest warrants for them,” Rodriguez said. “We were able to serve those warrants when they tried coming back from Mexico. During the arrest we found out that they had another stash of fraudulent credit cards on them.”
Investigators believe that the credit cards that the couple was using came from the December breach at Target where hackers got into the company’s computer system and took the names, credit card information and phone numbers of close to 100 million customers.
“We believe the credit card information came from that security breach,” Rodriguez said.

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