WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — Two Florida men were arrested by Willoughby police in connection with several suspected frauds involving cloned credit cards.
According to a release from the Willoughby Police Department, Humberto Delgado-Valdes, 27, and Esniel Delgado, 20, face charges of identity fraud, possession of forgery tools, receiving stolen property, theft and tampering with evidence.
Police received five complaints of credit card fraud on Aug. 14 and Aug. 15. One of the victims said that fraudulent purchases were made with his credit card at a gas station in Willoughby Friday evening.
The common theme among all the victims was that they still had their credit cards in their possession at the time of the fraudulent purchases.
On Saturday, officers were interviewing a possible witness to one of the crimes at a gas station when he saw the two suspects inside. They were then stopped and arrested.
Police say the two suspects were staying for several days at a local hotel. Officers found over 45 cloned credit cards and loadable cash cards in their room.
Police believe further charges will be filed; they have been in contact with other Northeast Ohio authorities who have reported victims of similar crimes.
Investigators are asking other law enforcement agencies to contact Willoughby police at 440-953-4210 if any other victims report similar crimes.