Florida men accused of using credit card skimmers in Westlake
Two Florida men claiming to be vacationing in Ohio were arrested for an alleged use of credit card skimmers.
Erik M. Cardenas and Arturo A. Pompa Marin, both 23-year-old men from Orlando, were charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a seconddegree felony, according to a Westlake police news release.
Officers at 8:27 p.m. Dec. 3 stopped to check a suspicious occupied vehicle just sitting in the lot of Red Roof Inn, 29595 Clemens Road.
The two males in the
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The officer noted that there was no snow on the ground.
An investigation revealed that the duo had numerous fraudulent credit cards as well as various driver’s licenses with real and fictitious names, the release said.
A check of their hotel room revealed high-tech credit card skimmers as well as other tools to steal others card information and make fraudulent cards, according to the release.
The type of skimming devices recovered often are surreptitiously installed in gasoline pumps and allow thieves to capture victims’ card information.
Both subjects are being held on $150,000 bonds at the Westlake City Jail.
They must appear at 9:45 a.m. Dec. 12 in Rocky River Municipal Court.