Credit Card Skimmer Arrested

A South Florida man is in the Lee County Adult Jail accused of credit card fraud and using skimmers within the city limits.

According to spokesman Capt. Chuck McDougald, the Tupelo Police Department arrested Kevin B. Hernandez, 19, of Hialeah, Florida, as part of an ongoing multi-state effort to capture suspected credit card skimmers. He is charged with two counts of credit card fraud and three counts of the fraudulent use of a skimming device.

Hernandez was captured in Louisiana on an outstanding warrant from Tupelo. Extradition was waived and Hernandez was transported to Tupelo where Lee County Justice Court Judge Chuck Hopkins set bond at $50,000 on Tuesday.

Skimmers attach devices or software to credit card scanners in order to steal account information of customers.

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