Yemassee Police arrested two after a traffic stop led to much more. A search of the vehicle yielded a large, undisclosed amount of cash, multiple credit cards with various names, credit card skimmers to be used at gas pumps, and money orders of varying amounts.
Officials confirm that this is related to an earlier case that was reported on earlier on Thursday, and believe that this case could be related to multiple other skimming fraud cases along the east coast.
The two suspects that were taken into custody are 46-year-old Alberto Yordan of Hialeh, Florida and Katty Rios of Brooklyn, New York. The pair will be charged "possession of two or more cards issued to other persons" and "financial transaction history".
"This is potentially a huge case that may affect the entire east coast. These people, the gentleman is from Florida; the female is from New York. So they very well could've traveled up and down Interstate 95 and hit various gas stations with the skimmer," said Matthew Garnes, Yemassee Police Department Public Information Officer.
The Hardeeville Police Department and the FBI assisted and will continue to assist in the investigation as it is ongoing.
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