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A man wanted by the U.S. Secret Service was arrested near Micanopy on Tuesday with dozens of fraudulent credit cards and card-skimming equipment in his car, police said.

Rogelio Delgado Gonzalez

Rogelio Delgado Gonzalez

Edrey Acosta

Edrey Acosta

Edrey Acosta, 27, and Rogelio Delgado Gonzalez, 39, were pulled over by police at about 7:02 p.m. for going above the speed limit and following too close behind another car on Interstate 75 near mile-marker 375, near Micanopy, according to an arrest report. Acosta, who was driving, had a warrant out for his arrest for felony violation of probation, grand theft, assault and criminal impersonation.

He also had an active warrant from the U.S. Secret Service for using counterfeit access devices and aggravated identity theft, according to a GPD press release.

A police dog smelled drugs in his car, prompting police to search the vehicle, according to the report.

Inside a wallet in the car, police found 10 fraudulent credit cards. Delgado Gonzalez told police he had never seen the wallet before, but police said they also found cards with his name in the wallet.

Police also found a fraudulent Winn-Dixie card and three more fraudulent credit cards near the driver’s seat, according to the report. They found a box with 36 fraudulent credit cards with a credit card re-encoder, keys used to open gas pumps, two gas skimmers and gas skimmer attachments.

Small bits of marijuana were scattered on the back floorboard of the car, police said. GPD said Acosta will eventually be put in U.S. Secret Service custody.

Although the investigation is still ongoing, according to the press release, both men were arrested on charges of trafficking in counterfeit credit cards and the use of a re-encoder on a credit card’s magnetic strip. Both men were taken to the Alachua County Jail, where they remain as of press time in lieu of a $2 million bond for each man.

Contact Meryl Kornfield at mkornfield@alligator.org and follow her on Twitter at @MerylKornfield

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