Miami-Dade Police have arrested five people in connection to an alleged credit card fraud ring operating out of two homes in Miami-Dade.
Detectives said Tony Pedraza-Ruiz and Zulia Seijas were working with their next-door neighbors, David Gonzalez and Digna Delaguardia, to obtain merchandise through fraudulent credit cards to sell on the black market. Alexis Delgado also faces charges in the case.
After conducting search warrants in their southwest Miami-Dade homes, police found dozens of blank counterfeit cards, along with gift cards and more than $20,000 in cash.
Many of the merchandise items were found packaged and with tags on them, which allows the buyers on the street to return the items for store credit or exchange them, according to investigators.
Investigators also seized skimmer software used to download stolen credit card numbers and a magnet strip to produce counterfeit credit cards.
The group faces numerous charges including credit card fraud, organizing a scheme to defraud, unlawful use of a scanning device, among many others. It's unknown whether they have attorneys.
The homes are located in the 9100 block of Southwest 38th Street in Miami.