Newport News Man Arrested for Using Stolen Credit Cards at Yorktown Wawa

September 12th, 2012 by Desiree Parker


Moises Sanchez-Centeno

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.

One Response to Newport News Man Arrested for Using Stolen Credit Cards at Yorktown Wawa

  1. deniquecaelum

    September 13, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Well done Y/P sheriff and police! My sympathies to the card owners and businesses this individual has harmed.

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