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Men accused of using stolen credit cards in Manchester


August 30. 2018 7:57PM
FILIPE CARDENAS, WILLIAM CARDENAS, and ALAIN LOPEZ. 



MANCHESTER — Three young men from Florida face theft and fraud charges after they allegedly loaded up the credit cards they found in a backpack of someone who mistakenly left it on a Boston Express bus, said Manchester police.

Police arrested the three after reviewing images of credit card transactions at the Sunglass Hut at the Mall of New Hampshire and at Walmart. Police allege more than $500 in fraudulent purchases at the Sunglass Hut, $1,400 at Walmart and multiple charges at city restaurants between Sunday and Tuesday.

The 60-year-old victim forgot his backpack on the bus Sunday after traveling between Boston and Tyngsboro, Mass., police said. The backpack contained jewelry, his work laptop and a wallet.

Police said detectives located the men at a Comfort Inn in Manchester and learned they were in Manchester working in the area under contract to a national tree company.

Police executed a search warrant of their two hotel rooms and found items allegedly from the backpack and other items purchased with the credit cards.

• Alain Lopez, 25, of Homestead, Fla., was charged with theft of lost or mislaid property and three counts of fraudulent use of credit cards.

• Filipe Cardenas, 23, of Hialeah, Fla., was charged with theft of lost or mislaid property and three counts of fraudulent use of credit cards.

• William Cardenas, 19, of Hialeah, Fla., was charged with criminal liability to theft of lost or mislaid property and four counts of fraudulent use of credit cards.


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