This past Monday evening (July 25, 2016) the La Vergne Police Department was contacted by the Murfreesboro Police Department to assist with a complex credit card fraud case that began in Murfreesboro. The case was evidently tied to the Quality Inn located at 110 Enterprise Blvd. in La Vergne.
When La Vergne Detectives responded to Quality Inn they conducted 3 search warrants on 3 hotel rooms. During the operation it was determined that the 8 suspects were involved in a large scale scheme to steal victims credit card numbers and re-encode those numbers onto other debit/credit cards or gift cards to purchase expensive items to fund their criminal operation.
La Vergne Police seized a large amount of cash, a large amount of brand new cell phones, laptops, tablets, and a printer during the investigation.
8 suspects were arrested and charged with Criminal Simulation and Identity Theft. The Investigation is ongoing and more charges may follow.
Murfreesboro Police Officers and Detectives and the La Vergne Police Department worked in unison to stop this group from continuing to steal from others in the Middle TN area.
Names of those arrested:
- Alexis Salguerio Rodriguez, 24
- Emilio Rafael Gomez, 29
- Yuseff Antonio Elias, 30
- Daniel Mason Martinez, 36
- Alain Rodriuez Rivero, 35
- Luis E. Pedroso Vasquez, 29
- Yoany Abella Diaz, 32
- Aime Guevara, 22
Det. Sgt. David Durham, LaVergne Police Department