MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) –
Rutherford County authorities have arrested five people connected to credit card fraud at businesses in Smyrna and Murfreesboro.
In Smyrna, police arrested two suspects connected to credit card frauds at area businesses, according to a release from the Smyrna Police Department.
Smyrna police arrested Kisomy Bolanos and Wendy Olivera on charges of criminal simulation and false report on Sunday. Bolanos was also charged with evading arrest, resisting arrest and possession of an altered driver’s license.
Police said charges may be pending against Bolanos and Olivera both in the area and possibly as far away at Knoxville.
Both suspects are residents of Miami, FL, and were born in Cuba.
In Murfreesboro, police arrested three suspects who were also from Florida and born in Cuba on three counts of criminal simulation.
According to arrest reports, Iosbert Terga-Martinez, 38, of Tampa, FL; Wilifido Rodriquez-Mondajar, 37, of Tampa, FL; and Osminy Romero-Farina, age not available, of Miami, FL, were arrested last Thursday on criminal simulation charges outside the Walmart on Old Fort Parkway.
Larry Donald, an employee at Walmart, told police he had received a call from Metro Nashville dispatch regarding a victim’s credit card number that was being used at other Walmart stores.
Donald told police he received photos from the loss prevention officers at the Rutherford Boulevard and Memorial Boulevard location where the credit cards had already been used.
Donald said by the time he received the photos, the suspects were at the Old Fort Parkway location.
Police arrived and placed the suspects in custody.
In the suspects’ cars, several Walmart packages were found. Police also found a bag of Walmart gift cards and several that had fallen on the car floor and on the ground next to the vehicle.
Police found 16 cards that were re-encoded with other victims’ credit card numbers.
Terga-Martinez, Rodriquez-Mondajar and Romero-Farina were released from jail after making bond and face a Feb. 25 court appearance.