Fraud suspects arrested by police in Vail on Saturday
VAIL — On Saturday, Vail Police arrested two men on charges that they fraudulently used multiple credit cards to purchase electronics and other items from stores extending from the metro area to Vail. Multiple agencies along the Front Range, including Littleton, Arvada and Aurora, reported that two suspects, both Brazilian natives, were using fraudulent credit cards to make large purchases.
Jose Pinto De Oliveira Filho, 50, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Glennio Gomes De Andrade, 28, of Miami, Florida, were stopped after Vail Resorts Risk Management discovered invalid purchases at several sporting goods stores. Risk Management employees emailed pictures of the suspects to all Vail Resorts stores and within several hours, the suspects were spotted in Avon and detained by the Avon Police Department. The suspects were in possession of fraudulent credit cards, false identification and a carload of electronics and clothes. The investigation indicated the items in the vehicle were purchased with the fake cards.
Among the numerous items recovered by Vail Police were 11 GoPro cameras, six Bose and Beats brand wireless headphones, several Apple TV units and numerous GPS devices. All items were secured by police so they could be returned to their owners. It is also believed the vehicle was rented with the fraudulent cards.
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