BEAVERTON, Ore. – Two men accused of using more than 100 counterfeit credit cards to make purchases in several stores in the Portland metro area were arrested last weekend.
Detectives think Yasser Hernandez, 28, and Raul Gonzalez-Rodriguez, 26, both from Florida, used the counterfeit cards March 26 to 29, before getting caught. Investigators said the pair used the fake cards in Nordstrom, Staples, Office Depot, Toys R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Nordstrom Rack, Dick's Sporting Goods, Sears, JC Penney, and TJ Maxx.
Hernandez and Gonzalez-Rodriguez were arrested on Saturday, as they tried to change rental cars at Avis Car Rental at the Portland International Airport.
"They had about a hundred counterfeit cards, $10,000 in gift cards, cash and merchandise that they had purchased," said Officer Mike Rowe with Beaverton police.
Detectives said they recovered high-end watches, fragrances, electronics, and other items during the investigation.
Rowe said the men even had ledgers with them, outlining the card numbers and available balances on each card.
Hernandez and Gonzalez-Rodriguez were lodged at the Washington County Jail for aggravated identity theft and investigators said more were charges pending.
Gonzalez-Rodriguez also had an extraditable warrant out of Idaho for the same crimes.