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Two Arrested in Connection with a Smith County Gas Skimmer

Posted/updated on: February 14, 2018 at 1:14 pm
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SMITH COUNTY – A gas skimmer that turned up in Bullard has resulted in the arrest of two persons. The skimmer was found at a station on East Houston Street. A Tyler police detective, with the North Texas Financial Crimes Task Force, saw two known suspects from prior investigations pull up to the station to retrieve the skimmer. They fled when they saw the skimmer had been found. A state trooper stopped their car near Loop 49 and Farm Road 2493. The two men, both from the Metroplex were already under investigation by the task force. The investigation had already established that this criminal organization had previously made 780 fraudulent transactions on at least 187 different credit cards in 29 cities and 3 different states.

The men were identified as Yoan Marquez Ramos, 28, of Haltom City and Jorge Adrain Borroto, 23, of Mansfield. They are charged with unlawful interception use or disclosure of wire, oral or electronic communications, tampering or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair and immigration detainers. The two were booked into the Smith County Jail. They are each being held on bonds totaling $1.5 million with more charges pending.


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