Victims from Colorado, Michigan report thefts
Police posted a wall of shame with pilfered credit cards.
Police find debit cards, gift cards, cell phones
Storm Lake Police reported an arrest and recovery of hundreds of fraudulent credit cards and debit cards.
Storm Lake Police have been investigating for several weeks a report of a person going into Walmart and allegedly purchasing gift cards with a fraudulent credit card.
Security video shows the male subject using 11 different cards until finding a card that was accepted for the purchase of the gift cards.
In addition police received information from victims in Michigan and Colorado that someone was reportedly using their credit card numbers for purchases in Storm Lake.
Police secured video of the suspect and the vehicle he was driving from Walmart in Storm Lake.
On Tuesday night a Storm Lake Police Officer observed a vehicle and driver matching the description of the person reportedly using the fraudulent credit cards.
Police identified the driver as Yoirlan Tome Rojas, 33, of Storm Lake.
While investigating Rojas, police say they located one of the gift cards purchased with the fraudulent credit cards at Walmart.
Rojas was transported to the police station for additional questioning.
At 12:45 a.m. Wednesday morning Storm Lake Police executed a search warrant at 801 Erie St.
Police located and seized cash, money transfer receipts, cellular telephones, bank account records, 225 credit cards, 50 pre-paid debit cards, 50 gift cards, 25 blank credit cards, retail information from around the country and a stockpile of merchandise.
Police say that Rojas was obtaining credit card information from victims, manufacturing or re-coding credit cards with stolen account information and then making purchases using the manufactured credit cards.
Police charged Rojas with ongoing criminal conduct, money laundering, two counts of illegal use of a reencoder, two counts of forgery and three counts of unlawful use of a credit card.
He was booked into Buena Vista County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
The investigation is continuing and has been joined by the U.S Secret Service.