ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Economic Crimes Unit detectives arrested two Naples residents for trafficking in counterfeit credit cards and trying to use them at Walmart in Englewood. Alexander Toledo, 42, and Gretcheen Reyes-Rojas, 29, both of 2086 46th Street in Naples, were arrested.
MCU detectives were called to Wal-Mart after Toledo and Reyes-Rojas were detained by road deputies. They both had several credit cards with their names embossed on them; however, numbers used on the front of the card did not match numbers on the back or on the magnetic strip when run through a card reader. Three purchases were made in the store; two were for $100 gift cards, and other items. Also, two counterfeit cards were declined when they tried to buy several items.
A check of a 2005 Hyundai owned by Reyes-Rojas, found more counterfeit credit cards. Both were arrested and each charged with Trafficking in Counterfeit Credit Cards, Forgery of Credit Card, and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. A CCSO deputy who speaks fluent Spanish was called in to talk to both of them; Reyes-Rojas declined to be interviewed, but Toledo said they bought 10 cards for $5 apiece from a person in Miami. Both posted $10,000 bond and were released today.