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Five men arrested in Eagan after counterfeit credit cards used to buy gift cards


Five men from Las Vegas were arrested in Eagan and charged with identity theft after police said they used counterfeit credit cards with stolen numbers to purchase $21,000 worth of gift cards at nearby businesses.

The men came to Minnesota after receiving an e-mail offering them a job, Alberto Perez-Martin, one of the defendants, told police. He said when they arrived they were told to go to a motel and wait. A couple of days later, a man showed up with about 200 credit cards that had the names of the five men on them and different stolen account numbers, Perez-Martin told officers.

They were told to go buy gift cards and that they would share the profit with an “employer,” according to the criminal complaint filed Wednesday in Dakota County District Court.


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