A man has been charged with 33 counts of felony charges related to financial fraud and identity theft after suspicious activity occurred at a Kingsland gas station.
Alfonso Jimenez Cedeno of Jacksonville, FL returned to the same Pilot gas station in Kingsland off Scrubby Bluff Road after employees noticed he returned eight times on Thursday with the same vehicle for diesel fuel. The transactions totaled over $4,000.
Cedeno, who could not speak English according to the police report, used a skimmer to make the fraudulent transactions. According to the Kingsland police report, Cedeno told a police officer who spoke Spanish he purchased gift cards he knew included stolen financial information from other individuals and used them to purchase diesel fuel.
Cedeno also told police he had made several fraudulent transactions over the last several months in Camden County.
Cedeno was charged with 13 counts of identity fraud, 10 counts of financial card fraud, and 10 counts of criminal receipts of goods and services.
It is not known where the cards were obtained, according to police
Victims of Cedeno’s fraud have not been identified at this time.
Cedeno was read his Miranda rights in Spanish and is being held at the Camden County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.
People who feel that have been a victim of this criminal activity should call Kingsland Police Investigator Steven King at 729-8254.