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August 20th, 2010
County arrests two in Cabela's credit card fraud

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Edgar Zandate, left, and Olga Alfonso, right.

STAFF REPORT

A man and a woman from Pflugerville have been arrested by Hays County deputies and charged with credit card abuse, a state jail felony.

Edgar Zandate, 28, remains in the Hays County Jail on a $5,000 bond. Olga Alfonso, 31, remains in the jail on a $10,000 bond. Both suspects gave an address in Pflugerville.

Hays County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Detective Angelo Floiran began working the case on Aug. 14, when he received a call from an asset protection employee from Cabela’s in Buda about possible ongoing fraud at the store, which is located at 15570 Interstate-35 in Buda. The store had received a phone call from a victim in  Rutherford, NJ, advising them that his credit card was being used at the Cabela’s store and that neither he nor his wife had been to Cabelas or authorized any of the purchases.

Cabela’s tracked the purchases, located video of the suspect and the suspect vehicle, then provided the video to Floiran.

On Aug. 17, at approximately 5 p.m., Cabela’s called Floiran to report that the suspect was back in the store and again using a fraudulent credit card. Alfonso and Zandate were detained by Cabela’s asset protection officers. Floiran and Detective Kelly Woodard, along with Hays County patrol deputies, responded to  the call. After viewing evidence provided by Cabelas arrested both suspects. Both were found to be in possession of several other questionable credit cards.

Floiran and Woodard later executed a search warrant at the suspects’ address in Pflugerville and recovered a number of items that they believe were bought with the fraudulent use of credit cards.

The investigation is continuing.

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