Two Suspects Arrested In Florida Credit Card Skimming Scheme

In a joint law enforcement action, investigators arrested two men from Florida for running a credit card skimming operation.

The 39-year-old Lester Castaneda and the 27-year-old Luis Enrique Jimenez-Gonzalez, both of Florida, were arrested by law enforcement authorities for encoding stolen credit card information on plastic cards, which they allegedly used to steal money from the victims, a Salt Lake County Jail report stated. On May 1, investigators tracked the suspects’ stolen rental car to a motel room, where they found numerous plastic cards encoded with stolen credit and debit card data.

Law enforcement authorities were alerted when Onstar started tracking the rental vehicle of the two suspects. Investigators were on the trail of Castaneda and Jimenez-Gonzalez, they observed the men get out of the car and go into a motel room. Soon after the two suspects went inside, law enforcement authorities raided the location. Inside the room, detectives found “numerous credit cards” and a “card reader/writer that is used to clear and imprint the stolen information onto an existing card,” the Salt Lake County Jail report stated.

“While conducting an inventory of the stolen vehicle,

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