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June 28 06:29 AM

Men sentenced for having fake credit cards

LAFAYETTE, La.—Two men were sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to each serve 10 months in prison and one year of supervised release for conspiracy to possess more than 15 counterfeit credit cards.

While traveling from Florida to Louisiana on Sept. 26-28, 2012, Jose Antonio Abreu-Arbolaez, 38, of Cuba, and Yoany Quesada- Romero, 29, of Tampa, Fla., allegedly used counterfeit credit cards to purchase Wal-Mart gift cards.

On Sept. 28, security at a Lafayette Wal-Mart contacted authorities and said that the two men used the fake cards.

Both suspects were arrested in a Wal-Mart parking lot. During a search of their minivan, 34 counterfeit credit cards displaying Abreu-Arbolaez’s name and 17 fake cards with Quesada-Romero’s name were found. The magnetic strips on the back of the ed to real financial institutions that were improperly charged $9,729 for the Wal-Mart gift cards. The cards contained information relat- defendants pleaded guilty on March 14.

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