BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – Bristol police accuse three men of using credit card fraud card glitches.
The three suspects were recently arrested during a traffic disruption on Interstate 81 by the White Pine Police Department. The suspects are Uver Alexander Valera, 29 of Sarasota; Elver Perez Suarez, 36 from Louisville, Kentucky; and Renier Ramirez Rodriquez, 30 from Louisville, Kentucky.
Following an investigation by several law enforcement agencies, a search warrant was executed in an apartment in Knoxville. The police say they found eight gas pump skimmers, several laptops, a magnetic credit card reader / writer, newly coded credit cards, $ 17,680 in cash and other items.
The Bristol Police Department has charged all three suspects with several cases of abusive use of a credit card, identity theft, theft under $ 1,000 and criminal conspiracy. They are accused of using stolen credit card numbers at retail outlets in Bristol, Tennessee and Virginia.
The police believe the suspects had worked the area between Knoxville and Washington County, Virginia.