Vegas counterfeit crew arrested in Beaverton

The crew allegedly purchased $10,000 in MasterCard gift cards with counterfeit credit cards.

Pedro Cedeno-Hernandez (left), Angel Rodriguez-Hidalgo (top center), Dayron Melgares-Gonzalez (top right), Eliades Rosales-Gonzalez (bottom center), Noel Vazquez (bottom right) (Washington County Sheriff's Office)
Pedro Cedeno-Hernandez (left), Angel Rodriguez-Hidalgo (top center), Dayron Melgares-Gonzalez (top right), Eliades Rosales-Gonzalez (bottom center), Noel Vazquez (bottom right) (Washington County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Five Las Vegas residents who allegedly used counterfeit credit cards in the Portland Metro area were arrested Tuesday, Beaverton police said.

Beaverton Police Detectives were informed that the counterfeit crew was active in Portland last Friday.

The crew allegedly targeted multiple Home Depot stores, purchasing approximately $10,000 in MasterCard gift cards with over 50 counterfeit credit cards.

Detectives from Beaverton and Tigard Police, with the assistance of the Portland Police Bureau and a member of the US Marshall’s task force, successfully located and arrested the five suspects at a Motel 6 on Tuesday.

The members of the counterfeit crew are said to be from the Las Vegas area. They have been identified as 21-year-old Angel Rodriguez-Hidalgo, 20-year-old Pedro Cedeno-Hernandez, 47-year-old Noel Vazquez, 22-year-old Eliades Rosales-Gonzalez and 23-year-old Dayron Melgares-Gonzalez.

All five of the suspects are being charged with aggravated identity theft and are in custody at the Washington County Jail. Additional charges may be added.

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