Suspect arrested in connection with recent credit card skimming in ETX area

Police arrested a man they say was using information from gas pump skimming to purchase stolen merchandise.

Yoslays Garcia Torres, of Houston, was detained at the Walmart Supercenter at 5050 Troup Highway Wednesday. An investigation revealed numerous gift cards in his possession, believed to be purchased with stolen credit card information.

Investigators linked some of the stolen credit card information to Tyler victims and believe Torres got the information from gas pump skimmers.

Torres was arrested and booked into the Smith County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond.

Don Martin, Tyler Police Spokesperson stated:

We urge everyone that may observe any individual who is purchasing numerous gift cards with several credit cards at a self-service check out to please call police immediately and get a license plate of vehicle if suspect leaves before officers arrive.

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