Two arrested for fraud believed to be part of Target security breach
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:20:43 GMT —
Police in McAllen, Texas have announced the arrests of two people on fraud charges they say are related to that target security breach in December. Police stopped Mary Carmen Garcia, 27 and Daniel Guardiola Domingues, 28 as they were crossing into the United States from Mexico. Both suspects are from Monterrey, Mexico.
McAllen, TX Police say the two crossed into this country last weekend with 100 fraudulent credit cards and spent tens of thousands of dollars. They tried to cross into the U.S. again yesterday, but were arrested.
Investigators say they believe the fraudulent cards the couple was using came from the credit card attack at target. "Every day that goes by we think that the target breach data may be devaluating so there will be more pressure to capitalize on them sooner rather than later," McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said.
The credit cards that were seized were from Mexican banks, but according to police, the account numbers were from people who live in South Texas. Hackers stole names, card numbers and more for an estimated 100 million customers at Target and other retailers.