Roberto Gonzalez Valdes jailed on $75,000 bond for using a re-encoded card to steal $175 in gas

Roberto Gonzalez Valdes jailed on $75,000 bond for using a re-encoded card to steal $175 in gas

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39-year-old Roberto Gonzalez Valdes is jailed in lieu of a $75,000 bond on a charge of criminal simulation of $1,000 or less. Officers, including agents from the Secret Service, observed Gonzalez use a programmed plastic card to pay for gas at Gallatin Pike Mapco station on Jul 13th. A vehicle search resulted in multiple gift cards that had been programmed using a card reader/writer to change the gift card number embedded in the magstripe on the card. He received $175 in gas during the current transaction using the altered card number.

Roberto Gonzalez Valdes (MNPD)
Roberto Gonzalez Valdes (MNPD)

Roberto Gonzalez Valdes was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on July 13th, charged with criminal simulation. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $75,000.

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