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Posted: Jan 20, 2014 9:41 AM

Updated: Jan 20, 2014 9:41 AM

McALLEN, Texas (AP) Police say two people trying to enter the U.S. from Mexico have been arrested in South Texas on fraud charges that could be related to the theft of personal data from Target retail stores.

McAllen police Chief Victor Rodriguez scheduled a news conference for Monday afternoon to discuss the case.

Rodriguez told The Monitor (http://bit.ly/1eZMMLm ) newspaper that a man and a woman were arrested Sunday at the Anzalduas (ahn-zahl-DOO'-us) International Bridge as they attempted to re-enter the U.S. from Reynosa, Mexico.

Rodriguez said police had already obtained warrants for their arrests so they were taken into custody when they crossed the bridge. Officials say the suspects were carrying fraudulent credit cards when arrested and police believe personal information stolen from the Target security breach was used for the cards.

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Information from: The Monitor, http://www.themonitor.com

Topics: Target-Data Breach-Texas

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