Three men arrested in connection with credit card skimming ring


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Three men are behind bars after Wilmington Police received information from Myrtle Beach that a credit card skimming ring was operating out of the Port City.

Police stopped a vehicle in the 3300 block of Wrightsville Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Monday and found more than $9,000 in cash, credit cards, pin numbers, debit card skimming devices and pin-hole cameras in the vehicle.

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The men arrested are 21-year-old Ricardo David Abdel, 22-year-old Diego Pablo Arostegui, and 31-year-old Walter Enrique Correa Cisneros. The men are from the Miami, Florida area.

All three have been charged with false pretense, credit card fraud and identity theft. All three men are in the New Hanover County Jail each under a $200,000 bond.

Authorities believe the ring was operating across multiple states.

The Secret Service are also involved.