Arrests made in Target security breach, suspects found with 100 fraudulent credit cards
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:27:47 GMT —
MCALLEN, TX (KGBT/WACH) â?? Police in South Texas arrest two people on fraud charges who are related to the Target security breach in December.
Mary Carmen Garcia, 27, and Daniel Guardiola Domingues, 28, were arrested as they were crossing into the US from Mexico.
The two are from Monterrey, Mexico.
Police suspect the two are apart of a larger group.
Police of McAllen, Texas say the two crossed into the U.S. last weekend with 100 fraudulent credit cards and spent tens of thousands of dollars.
Police found 96 additional cards with fraudulent account numbers.
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.â?? says Chief Victor Rodriguez of the McAllen Police Department.
The credit cards were from Mexican Banks, but according to police, the account numbers were from people who lived in South Texas.
The hackers stole names, card numbers, and more for an estimated 100 million customers at Target and other stores