Police: 2 arrested at Texas border used data from Target breach for credit card fraud

  • Article by: CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 20, 2014 - 11:25 PM

McALLEN, Texas — A South Texas police chief said Monday that two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise. But a federal official said later there currently was no connection between the arrests and the retailer's credit card data theft.

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twinkie1Jan. 20, 1412:00 PM

Another story lacking pertinent information. So.... were the cards made in Mexico or the U.S.A? Were they home-made cards? Were the cards created by the Credit Card Banks?

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EleanoreJan. 20, 1412:14 PM

I'm guessing these two are nobody criminals taking advantage of somene else's larger crime. If we can't get to that larger crime ringleader through them, can we at least make examples of these small time criminals to demonstrate it just isn't worth it to participate in these sorts of crimes, that you won't be coddled in a US prision for years.

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honeybooJan. 20, 1412:50 PM

Under the proposed amnesty bill, we would have had no right to stop these people. So let's pass the "immigration" bill.

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EleanoreJan. 20, 14 1:05 PM

No amnesty, no free pass to congress or people of this sort. Public trials for everyone please.

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swschradJan. 20, 14 2:04 PM

uh, just how many cards was that? two? a sack full? makes a big difference

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scootertempJan. 20, 14 2:10 PM

"No amnesty, no free pass to congress or people of this sort. Public trials for everyone please." In your black and white world - how would you handle a 19-year-old who was brought into the US from Mexico at the age of 2 by her parents, and has lived in the US for basically her entire life. She has a one year old daughter who is a US citizen. Should she be deported back to a country she doesn't ever remember living in? And should she be separated from her daughter who's a lawful US citizen? And where are you going to deport her to, if she doesn't have a home in Mexico to send her to? (This is a real person, by the way - in the real world things aren't as simple and cut-and-dried as you might think).

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chuzeusJan. 20, 14 2:36 PM

"Another story lacking pertinent information." --------------- Unfortunately the public demands the news as soon as something happens so the media tries to accommodate the masses but printing stories before they have all the information. Since this is a breaking story I'll give the Strib a pass on this one.

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selfmadeJan. 20, 14 2:42 PM

Scootertemp: It is very cut and dried. You break the law, you pay the price. If you make your family break the law, they are accomplices to the crime. You can be on the run from the law you're whole life, but it will catch up to you and hopefully with dire results. You know what you're doing when you break the law and since we live in a nation of laws, if you break them you will be and SHOULD be punished to the highest extent of those laws. It's not the US's fault you broke the law. However it IS the US's fault for not enforcing the laws to make our country safe. It's pretty cut-and-dried.

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ishikawaJan. 20, 14 2:47 PM

Never let facts get in the way of a story.

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EleanoreJan. 20, 14 3:03 PM

I’d like to have the conversation but it’s difficult when the tribune won’t print my answer to your question before the follow up, maybe never I suppose (then again this may never see the light of day either) but here goes. Another conversation she might want to have with her parents is why risking everything including their children’s futures to enter and stay in the US illegally, was more attractive than staying in their homeland and trying to make it a safer, secure, and wonderful place to live? I’m guessing that coming to America unlawfully isn’t every foreign national’s idea of perfection, so why not try and make things better at home rather than risking all just to be illegal in the US?

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