East Texan charged with using 47 stolen credit cards to pump more than $5,000 in fuel

Published on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:05 - Written by

LUFKIN (AP) - An East Texas man has been accused of using dozens of stolen credit and debit card numbers to pump more than $5,000 worth of fuel during one stop.

Lufkin police say a clerk became suspicious July 10 when a man took an hour to fuel his Ford F-350 pickup truck and paid with 47 different cards. Police later determined the truck bed was converted into a 600-gallon diesel tank.

Jail records show Carlos Miranda of Cleveland was being held Wednesday on charges of credit or debit card abuse and driving with an invalid license. No attorney was listed for Miranda, whose bond was set at $55,000 after his arrest Tuesday refueling at the same store.

Sgt. David Casper says information on the credit and debit cards Miranda used was stolen.