Carrollton police have arrested a Dallas man they consider labored with 5 others to steal greater than $500,000 from drivers whose identities they stole off at fuel station pumps throughout North and East Texas.
In accordance with Carrollton cops, Yoandi Valdez, 33, labored with a crew that put in inner skimmers on bank card terminals in cities reminiscent of Dallas, Arlington and Tyler. After buying a fuel station’s grasp key or one other system to open the pumps and putting the skimmers, Valdez and pals accessed the info they needed remotely, in line with police.
With the knowledge lifted by the skimmers, Valdez and his 5 co-conspirators, who haven’t but been arrested, created fraudulent bank cards, in response to Carrollton police.
These playing cards have been used to purchase hundreds of gallons of diesel gasoline, spirited away from stations in large tanks hidden beneath the mattress covers of huge pickup vans. One of many companies allegedly ripped off by Valdez was in Carrollton, resulting in the Carrollton Police Division investigation, which had help from the Dallas Police Division, the Texas Division of Public Security, the Tyler Police Division, the Texas Comptroller’s Workplace and the Ellis County Sheriff’s Division.
As of Thursday night time, Valdez remained in Dallas County Jail, unable to make $2,000 bond.