The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office arrested a Newport News man for using stolen credit card numbers to purchase almost $1,000 in gasoline from a Yorktown Wawa over a one-month period.
Moises Sanchez-Centeno, 40, was arrested on September 2 on 11 counts of credit card number theft, two counts of credit card fraud less than $200 and one count of possessing two or more credit card numbers belonging to others after he allegedly purchased gas with stolen card numbers on three separate occasions between Aug. 1 and Sept. 1.
According to police, a Ford F-150 truck later found to belong to Sanchez-Centeno was caught on video at the Wawa in the 5000 block of Route 17 on Aug. 1 with its driver allegedly obtaining $625 in gas with a stolen credit card number; 22 gift cards encoded with stolen credit card numbers were recovered in the area of the pump.
At 8:27 p.m. on Sept. 1, the driver of the same vehicle purchased $125 in gas from the same Wawa with a stolen credit card. He then purchased another $125 in gas at the same pump 12 minutes later, also with a stolen credit card.
Sheriff’s deputies had been on the lookout for the vehicle and were alerted on Sept. 1 that the vehicle was at the Wawa.
When deputies and investigators arrived, they saw Sanchez-Centeno at the vehicle pumping gas and found four gift cards in his pocket. He was initially arrested for public intoxication and was later charged with the additional counts.