MCSO: Orlando Man with credit card skimmers arrested

MCSO: Orlando Man with credit card skimmers arrested.

An Orlando man with credit card skimmers has been arrested. He was pulled over after driving erratically along Kanner Highway and Jack James Drive. His car just happened  to soar by  MCSO  a Criminal Investigations Lieutenant and his division Detective.

Lt. Ruben Romero and Detective Mike Oliver conducted the  traffic stop. This was  after the driver of the car sped out of a gas station parking lot and then ran a light to cut across two lanes of traffic.

29-year old Yudiel Byon Garcia is in custody. Detectives seized credit card skimmers, a credit card reader and more than a dozen stolen credit cards. Garcia initially said he couldn’t speak English and was unable to understand. Fortunately, Lt. Romero speaks fluent Spanish and was able to articulate exactly what was taking place.

MCSO Detective Lindsay Haw arrived on the scene with special equipment. They confirmed the credit cards Garcia was in possession of, were stolen.

Photo:Martin County Sheriff

Photo:Martin County Sheriff

Garcia was charged with Possession and Transfer of Credit Card Making Equipment. Because of  the number of credit cards he was in possession of, he was also charged with Trafficking in/or possession of counterfeit credit cards.

Photo:Martin County Sheriff

Photo:Martin County Sheriff

Garcia was taken to the Martin County Jail on a $12,500 bond.

Gas pump skimmers have become problematic for consumers across the state. If you notice a suspicious vehicle that is sitting at a gas station for an unusual amount of time, please call the Sheriff’s Office.

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