Florida men caught with over 100 counterfeit credit cards linked to Portland-area thefts, police say

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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Two Florida men are facing aggravated identity theft charges after Beaverton police say they were found with more than 100 counterfeit credit cards and other items used to hit several Portland area retailers.

Raul Alejandro Gonzalez-Rodriguez, 26, of Miami, and Yasser Ramon Hernandez, 28, of Miami, were arrested at the Portland International Airport...

...The duo allegedly targeted stores including Nordstrom, Staples, Office Depot, Toys R' Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Dick's Sporting Goods, Sears, JC Penney and TJ Maxx...

Gonzalez-Rodriguez admitted to using the fraudulent credit cards, the affidavit said, because he found it difficult to find a job with a criminal record, it was an easy way to make money and he "liked to live lavishly". Hernandez said he did it to support his family.

The two may face additional charges, Rowe said. According to the affidavit, Gonzalez-Rodriguez has an outstanding warrant out of Idaho for illegal credit cards.

Raul Alejandro Gonzalez-Rodriguez - ICE HOLD