Three arrested for credit card fraud
January 19, 2011
For several months, police have been investigating local credit card skimming operations.
On January 13, a Chase Bank investigator told police he had captured video images of skimmers at the Chase Bank on Madonna Road. A few days later, another Chase Bank machine was compromised on El Camino Real in Atascadero.
Police tracked the suspects to a local motel where they found skimmer devices, cloned credit cards and $20,000 in cash.
Police arrested Santiago Alcantar, 35, of Bell Gardens; Genea M. Antoine, 37, of Valencia; and Anthony P. Garcia, 28, of Bassett on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy, possession of skimmer equipment and possession of fraudulent credit card numbers. They were booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail.