Texas Man Wanted By Federal Authorities Pleads Guilty To Credit Card Fraud
Jacksonville, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that Jose Carlos Terra Izquierdo (23, Amarillo, TX) has pleaded guilty to credit card fraud. He faces an enhanced penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison and has agreed to forfeit his computer media and to pay restitution to his victims. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
According to court documents, in 2016, Izquierdo was convicted of credit card fraud in the District of Nebraska. He was scheduled to turn himself in and begin his prison sentence in March 2017, but instead traveled to Florida in violation of his conditions of release. Federal authorities in Nebraska subsequently issued a warrant for his arrest. On March 2, 2017, Izquierdo was pulled over in Columbia County by the Florida Highway Patrol for an expired Texas tag. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, troopers located a credit card reader and stolen credit card information belonging to more than 50 victims. He faces the enhanced penalty as a result of his prior fraud conviction.
This case was investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol and the U.S. Secret Service - Jacksonville Field Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Frein.