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2 Nabbed at Texas Border in Credit Card Fraud Case

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Police in South Texas say account information stolen during the Target security breach is now being divided up and sold off regionally as evidenced by the arrest of two Mexican citizens in connection to 96 fraudulent credit cards.
McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said Monday that 27-year-old Mary Carmen Garcia and 28-year-old Daniel Guardiola Dominguez, both of Monterrey, Mexico, used cards containing the account information of South Texas residents. The chief says they were used to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise at national retailers in the area, like Toys R' Us and Best Buy. And each account was discovered to be connected to hacked accounts.

The two were arrested on Sunday morning trying to re-enter the U.S. at the border.

McAllen police are working with federal officials to determine how the two got the information to make the fraudulent credit cards.

The Target security breach is believed to have involved 40 million credit and debit card accounts and the personal information of up to 110 million customers. (AP)

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