Pair arrested in Orlando after Secret Service investigation
Agents say they found credit card skimmers, machines to make credit cards
ORLANDO, Fla. – U.S. Secret Service agents arrested two people Friday after they said they found tools to steal credit card information from consumers and machines to make their own credit cards.
According to a report from the Orlando Police Department, agents executed a search warrant at a home in south Orlando around 8 a.m. Friday.
Agents said they found five credit card skimming devices, a soldering iron, acetone and gold tipping foil, which is used to coat embossed numbers on credit cards.
According to the report, agents said they also found a re-encoder, skimming motherboards and a credit card making machine in the shed. They said they also found fraudulent credit cards throughout the home.
They arrested Annarys Diaz Lopez, 33, and Alexis Suarez Hernandez, 25, and charged them with using a scanning device to commit fraud and possession of credit card making equipment.
Right now, it's not clear what sparked the investigation or if the suspects will face federal charges. They each posted $1,150 bond and walked out of the Orange County Jail late Friday night.
News 6 found out both have been in trouble with the law before.
In 2012, Suarez Hernandez was arrested after investigators said he targeted and robbed shoppers at two popular malls.
In 2015, Diaz Lopez was arrested in Virginia, where she was charged with credit card fraud.
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