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Two Mexican Nationals plead guilty to credit card fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

Charleston, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Marco Carrillo, 22, and Luis Vazquez, 24, both of Sonora, Mexico, plead guilty in federal court in Charleston today to conspiring to commit credit card fraud.  During their plea hearings, Carrillo and Vazquez admitted that they traveled to Charleston, West Virginia from Mexico to pick up a package at Federal Express that contained 100 fraudulent credit cards.  They admitted that they intended to use the fraudulent cards to buy electronic goods and gift cards.  The package containing the fraudulent credit cards was intercepted by Federal Express and turned over to law enforcement agents prior to Carrillo and Vazquez picking it up. When Carrillo and Vazquez arrived at the Federal Express facility and picked up the package, they were arrested by agents from the United States Secret Service and Homeland Security Investigations.  Carrillo and Vazquez were stopped by law enforcement before they used any of the fraudulent credit cards.

Carrillo and Vazquez face up to 5 years of imprisonment when they are sentenced on December 21, 2015.

The United States Secret Service and Homeland Security Investigations were in charge of the investigation.  They were also assisted by the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team.  Assistant United States Attorney Blaire L. Malkin is handling the prosecution.


Updated September 21, 2015