Two men arrested for using over $2,000 with stolen credit cards at the mall
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police arrested 18-year-old Geovani Castillo and 29-year-old Alejandro Diaz for buying more than $2,000 of items from the Mall of Louisiana using stolen credit cards and gift cards.
Mall security notified police of the purchases. Officers discovered that Castillo and Diaz had 13 stolen credit and gift cards along with a fake state ID, according to the arrest records.
The two men purchased items totaling $2,432 using the stolen cards.
After searching the hotel room the two men were staying in, 91 additional stolen cards were found, according to the sheriff’s office.
Castillo and Diaz also purchased 5 gift cards totaling $1,000 by using a computer system in an attempt to defraud the stores.
Both men were charged with principle to monetary instrument abuse, principle to felony theft, principle to computer fraud, principle to device fraud, and principle to attempt misdemeanor theft.
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