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$60,000 In merchandise recovered in St. Peters credit card bust

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Jose Castano has been charged with three others for forgery and receiving stolen property. By KMOV Web Producer Jose Castano has been charged with three others for forgery and receiving stolen property. By KMOV Web Producer
Julio Chiquete has been charged with three others for forgery and receiving stolen property. By KMOV Web Producer Julio Chiquete has been charged with three others for forgery and receiving stolen property. By KMOV Web Producer
Mario Ibarra has been charged with three others for forgery and receiving stolen property. By KMOV Web Producer Mario Ibarra has been charged with three others for forgery and receiving stolen property. By KMOV Web Producer
Martin Mendoza has been charged with three others for forgery and receiving stolen property. By KMOV Web Producer Martin Mendoza has been charged with three others for forgery and receiving stolen property. By KMOV Web Producer

(KMOV) -- Four men have been arrested and $60,000 worth of merchandise has been seized in an alleged credit card theft ring.
 
According to authorities, on Wednesday evening, several Hispanic males were at the Wal-Mart on Jungermann Road in St. Peters trying to buy high priced items and gift cards with multiple credit cards. Employees alerted the St. Peters Police department of the suspicious behavior.

Police were able to pull over the individuals not far from the store. After an initial investigation, police found 60 stolen credit cards and $10,000 worth of merchandise and gift cards.

Police later searched the hotel room they were staying in and found 200 stolen credit cards and $50,000 in merchandise.

The men arrested were Jose Castano-Plumeda, 28, Mario Ibarra-Garica, 33, Martin Mendoza-Padilla, 34, all from unknown cities in Mexico, and Julio Chiquete-Almanza, 19, of an unknown city in Arizona. All four men are being held on $100,000 bond in the St. Charles County jail on charges of receiving stolen property and forgery.

Wal-mart employees say this is the third time in four months that they have helped police catch groups of thieves who came In and used stolen credit cards to go on a shopping spree.

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