Riverside, CA: Pair Charged with Credit Card Theft

Two California residents were observed by Cinnaminson police leaving a local bank.

An observation of suspicious behavior by Cinnaminson police led to two California residents' arrest Saturday for possession of 180 counterfeit credit cards and more than $13,000 in cash.

Crystal L. Baneulos, 23, of Bloomington, CA, was in the driver's seat of a white 2011 Chevrolet Impala parked on Columbia Avenue near Highland Avenue next to Beneficial Bank Saturday. Cinnaminson Police Officer Don Rock then observed a male, identified as Angel Angulo, 21, of Riverside, CA, walking from the area of the bank.

It was reported that Angulo looked away after observing the officer.

When Rock went to check the status of the bank employees, the report said, the car fled north on Route 130.

The car was observed shortly after by Officer Kevin Bohn, who followed it into the lot of the Shell gas station in Mainline Shopping Center.

Police said both subjects gave conflicting reports of what happened. A search warrant was obtained for the car and police found the cash and blank credit cards encoded with bank customers' information. Written on the cards were the names of issuing banks and PIN numbers.

Police also found out Baneulos and Angulo had withdrawn more than $6,700 in cash before stopping at banks in Cinnaminon, Maple Shade and Cherry Hill.

The pair were staying at the Fairfield Inn in Mt. Laurel, police said, and a warrant was obtained for the room there.

Additional evidence was obtained, police said, and the investigation is ongoing.

Both have been charged with possession of over 50 counterfeit credit cards, two counts of credit card theft and one count of attempted credit card theft.

Bail has been set at $135,000 cash and both were remanded to Burlington County Jail.

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