Posted: Jan 21, 2014 11:46 AM
Updated: Jan 21, 2014 12:13 PM
MCALLEN - Two Mexican nationals are being held in the Hidalgo County jail on $300,000 bonds. They're allegedly tied to a cross-border cloned credit card scheme, which is connected with last month's data breach at Target.
Mary Carmen Garcia and Daniel Guardiola Dominguez were each charged with six counts of credit or debit card abuse. Authorities arrested the two as they tried crossing the Anzalduas International Bridge in Mission Sunday. Ninety-six cloned cards were found hidden under their clothes.
McAllen police and Secret Service agents confirm each of the cards were tied to bank accounts hacked during the Target data breach.
Other media reports dismiss the tie to the global scheme. Both agencies working the case maintain that report is not accurate.