Two Florida men face multiple felony charges after deputies found credit card “skimmers” and credit cards stashed under a vehicle in Mooresville, according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy pulled the vehicle over on U.S. 21 near Interstate 77 Exit 33 and, after talking with the occupants, “gathered enough probable cause to search the vehicle,” according to a sheriff’s office press release.

Deputies found the cards and skimmers in two magnetized containers, one near the drive shaft and the other in a wheel well. The credit cards had been used fraudulently, deputies discovered.

Amaury Abreu Gonzalez, 47, of Homestead, Fla., and Michael Perez, 25, of Miami, were arrested and initially charged with felony possession of counterfeit instruments, and given $50,000 secured bonds.

After further investigation, both suspects were charged with 10 counts each of card theft with a scanning device and given additional bonds of $250,000 each.

The vehicle was seized pending further investigation.


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