Crime

Suspicious behavior leads Round Rock police to card skimmer suspect

ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — A detective conducting surveillance following a rash of burglaries in Round Rock came across a suspect who was found to have credit card skimmer cables in his vehicle, according to an arrest affidavit.

Miguel Ariocha Naranjo-Villadoniga, 25, was arrested during the early morning hours of June 13. The Round Rock Police Department detective noticed Naranjo-Villadoniga was at an ATM at the IBM Bank at 1850 Gattis Schol Rd. for approximately 10 minutes. 

Thinking his behavior was unusual, the detective asked for a patrol officer to check on the man who ended up driving away from the bank.

When the officer pulled over Naranjo-Villadoniga and asked him questions, the officer said it was "clear he was not being truthful." The officer also noticed in the truck bed was a large aftermarket auxiliary diesel fuel tank. 

A search of the suspect's truck revealed two prepaid gift cards, which are commonly used during credit card fraud, according to the affidavit.

A black leather bag also contained nine credit card skimmer cables and a Deftun credit card reader/writer that is used to erase information on gift cards and clone stolen numbers on it. 

Naranjo-Villadoniga is the Williamson County Jail charged with unlawful use of a criminal instrument and fraud use and possession of identifying information.


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