Texas Men Sentenced for Credit Card Fraud

Texas Men Sentenced for Credit Card Fraud

Miguel Alfonso-Rodriguez, 37 years old, Jose Terra-Izquierdo, 22 years old and Jasiel Gonzales-Rodriguez, 21 years old, all originally from Cuba and now living in Amarillo, Texas, were sentenced to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment on September 8, 2016, 201, each having pled guilty o using counterfeit credit cards to obtain gift cards and merchandise from Walmart stores in Lincoln in July and August 2015. Additionally, they were ordered to pay restitution totaling $15,798.71, and each of them will be on supervised release for three years following their release from prison.

All three were apprehended at a Lincoln Walmart store on August 6, 2015, while attempting to use counterfeit credit cards to obtain Walmart gift cards. They were found in possession of numerous cards and a device capable of re-encoding credit cards was found in their car. The investigation found that on July 23-25, 2015, Terra-Izquierdo and Alfonso-Rodriguez used 67 re-encoded cards on 134 occasions and obtained $7,859.35 in Walmart gift cards and merchandise. They returned to Lincoln August 5-6, 2015, with Gonzalez Rodriguez, and used 184 re-encoded cards on 290 occasions and obtained $21,099.44 in Walmart gift cards and merchandise. Walmart was able to reverse some of the charges, resulting in the lower restitution amount.