Three people accused in a massive credit card fraud operation that targeted several Portland metro area businesses are under arrest.
The Beaverton Police Department reports the two men and one woman, all from California, were arrested Oct. 23 at Portland International Airport by Secret Service and Port of Portland police.
The investigation began Oct. 21 after a Beaverton Best Buy reported that fraudulent credit cards had been used at its store.
During the arrest, investigators allegedly found over 200 counterfeit credit cards, gift cards and fake driver’s licenses. They also seized stolen merchandise, $5,000 in cash, a credit card embosser, an electronic credit card encoder and a card tipping machine from the suspects’ vehicle, Beaverton police said.
The suspects, identified as 28-year-old Daviel Brown, 35-year-old Robert Lee Brown and 23-year-old Blake Littles, were charged with first-degree theft and aggravated identity theft. Daviel Brown and Robert Brown were also wanted on outstanding felony warrants out of California.
They are being held in the Washington County Jail on $250,000 bail.