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FDLE arrests two for credit card fraud

12/15/2014
 
FDLE arrests two for credit card fraud
 
For Immediate Release
December 11, 2014
 
MIAMI - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, United States Secret Service and United States Postal Service Inspectors yesterday arrested Orlando Izquierdo Cornelio, 41, and Jose L. Prieto, 40, after cracking an organized credit card fraud ring operating in Miami.  Cornelio and Prieto have been charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering, grand theft, money laundering, identity theft and organized fraud. 
 
The pair would obtain victims' credit card account information, clone the cards and use them to purchase store gift cards.  They used the gift cards to purchase large quantities of alcohol and tobacco that Cornelio and Prieto resold to small retailers. 
Cornelio and Prieto were arrested without incident and booked into the Miami-Dade County Jail.  The investigation continues.  Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution will prosecute this case.

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For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Samantha Andrews or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001