Tucson, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Gloria Gonzalez, Rosa Marie Espinoza, Francisco Javier Daniel, Victor Martinez-Vega, and Ricardo Valenzuela Parada on 57 counts including Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, Conspiracy, Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Forgery, and Identity Theft.
All five defendants are accused of using fake credit cards encoded with stolen credit card numbers from 27 victims all over the country to make purchases at Walmart stores in the Tucson and Phoenix metropolitan areas. One defendant, Francisco Daniel, is also accused of possessing the tools used to make the fake credit cards for the ring. The fraud was investigated by the United States Postal Inspector Service working with Walmart Loss Prevention Specialists.
Warrants have been issued for Gonzalez, Martinez-Vega, and Valenzuela-Parada. Anyone with information on their whereabouts should call local law enforcement.
Assistant Attorney General Lindsay St. John is prosecuting this matter.
All defendants are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.