St. Peters Police Arrest Four Men in Credit Card Theft Ring

Four men were arrested after an incident at Walmart and were later found to be in possession of more than 200 stolen credit cards.

Four men were arrested by the on Wednesday in connection with a stolen credit card ring.

On Feb. 29, four men were seen at the St. Peters Walmart attempting to purchase high-valued items and gift cards using multiple credit cards at about 6:20 p.m., according to the St. Peters Police. The activity was deemed suspicious be Walmart employees, who then notified the police.

The four men left Walmart, but were stopped by police just a short distance away. After an initial investigation, the four men were discovered to have more than 60 stolen credits and $10,000 worth of merchandise and gift cards. 

Following the discovery of the stolen credit cards, the four men were arrested without incident. 

A search of the subject’s hotel room yielded more than 200 stolen credit cards and approximately $50,000 in merchandise that was obtained using the fraudulent credit cards.

The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued warrants on all four subjects for Forgery and Receiving Stolen Property with a bond of $100,000 with no 10 percent authorized. All subjects are currently being detained at St. Charles County Jail.

The subjects were arrested were identified as:

Jose Castano-Plumeda

  • A 28-year-old Hispanic male from an unknown city in Mexico.

Julio Chiquere-Almanza

  • A 19-year-old Hispanic male from an unknown city in Arizona.

Martin Mendoza-Padilla

  • A 35-year-old Hispanic male from an unknown city in Mexico.

Mario Ibarra-Garcia

  • A 33-year-old Hispanic male from an unknown city in Mexico.


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