Pair arrested for credit card theft, identity theft and more

Herrerra and Moner

The Jasper Police Department arrested a pair after finding stolen credit cards, a magnetic strip reader and other stolen items Monday morning at a Jasper residence.

According to police, the investigation began after they received a notice at about 6 p.m. Sunday from an Indianapolis woman that her credit card information had been used fraudulently to make a purchase at a Jasper convenience store.

Base on this, officers searched the area and notified other convenience stores of the suspicious activities.

At about 8 p.m., an employee at a Huck’s Convenience Store became suspicious of an individual attempting to make a purchase. The individual’s card kept getting declined. The employee took down the license plate number as the car left and then notified police of the incident with a description of the vehicle.

Officers began searching for the suspect vehicle and located it in the Walmart parking lot at about 2:30 a.m. Monday. The officers met with and then took four individuals — Roberto Moner, 28, of Southside Drive, Louisville, Ky., Adianez Herrera, 43, of Piccadilly Circle, Jasper and two teens age 16 and 17 — into custody.

At about 7 a.m., officers executed a search warrant of Herrerra’s Piccadilly address and located credit cards, a magnetic strip reader, computer equipment and stolen items.

Moner and Herrerra were both charged with felony counts of fraud, identity theft, theft, and unlawful possession of card skimming devices.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected.

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