McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Police in South Texas say data stolen during the Target security breach are now being divided up and sold off regionally as evidenced by the arrest of two Mexican citizens carrying 96 fraudulent credit cards.
McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said Monday that the cards used by 27-year-old Mary Carmen Garcia and 28-year-old Daniel Guardiola Dominguez, both of Monterrey, Mexico, carried the account information of South Texas residents. They were used to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise at national retailers in the area.
The two were arrested on Sunday morning trying to re-enter the U.S. at the border.
The Target security breach is believed to have involved 40 million credit and debit card accounts and the personal information of 70 million customers.
McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- Police say two people trying to enter the U.S. from Mexico have been arrested in South Texas on fraud charges that could be related to the theft of personal data from Target retail stores.
McAllen police Chief Victor Rodriguez scheduled a news conference for Monday afternoon to discuss the case.
Officials say 27-year-old Mary Carmen Garcia and 28-year-old Daniel Guardiola Dominguez, both of Monterrey, Mexico, were arrested Sunday at the Anzalduas International Bridge as they attempted to re-enter the U.S. from Reynosa, Mexico.
Rodriguez said police had already obtained warrants for their arrests so they were taken into custody when they crossed the bridge. Officials say the suspects were carrying fraudulent credit cards when arrested and police believe personal information stolen from the Target security breach was used for the cards.
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