Pair Arrested in Counterfeit Credit Card Scheme: MDPD

Two men are facing charges after authorities say they used dozens of counterfeit credit cards to make purchases at stores throughout Miami-Dade.

Elio Perez-Garcia, 29, and Denys Sanchez-Vazquez, 30, are both facing charges including grand theft and organized fraud following their arrests Thursday, police said.

Both appeared in court Thursday where they were each given $285,500 bonds. It's unknown if they've hired attorneys.

According to arrest reports, Miami-Dade Police detectives watched Perez-Garcia and Sanchez-Vazquez enter different retail stores at Dadeland Mall where they used the counterfeit cards to make purchases.

Police said they searched one of the suspects' cars and found a total of 192 counterfeit credit cards.

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