FL: Suspect in statewide credit card fraud ring arrested in Hernando

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man suspected of being part of a group that has engaged in identify theft by creating fraudulent credit cards throughout Florida.

Juan Tato Echemendia, 26, of Miami has been accused of being responsible for numerous identity crimes throughout the Tampa Bay area, including Hernando County, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Echemendia was arrested on Monday on 73 criminal counts. His bail has been set at $1.825 million.

He had 109 fraudulent credit cards at the time of his arrest, according to the Sheriff’s Office. No Hernando County victims have been identified.

Read more in the St. Petersburg Times.

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