PD: $4K, fraudulent credit cards, false ID cards found in suspected fraudster’s hotel room

Two men are accused of using cloned credit cards to make fraudulent purchases at a McFarland cellphone store, officials said.

The McFarland Police Department said officers were investigating a fraud Thursday at the Verizon store on Highway 51 in which someone used a false ID and cloned cards to make $1,800 in purchases.

Police said witnesses were able to record the license plate of a vehicle that seemed suspicious.

The McFarland Verizon alerted the other stores in Wisconsin about the fraud, and a Verizon in Outagamie County reported that the suspects were attempting to commit a similar fraud.

Outagamie Sheriff’s deputies got the plate number from the McFarland case and found and stopped the suspect vehicle. One of the men was detained at the Verizon store by deputies.

Detectives from the McFarland and Monona police departments traveled north to Outagamie County where they were able to get warrants to search the suspect’s vehicle and hotel room.

Detectives recovered fraudulent credit cards, false identification cards, numerous cellphones and more than $4,000 cash, according to the report.

Danito Arsenio Amadis, 23, and Rafael Ignacio Rosario, 32, of New York, were booked into the Dane County Jail on felony charges of identity theft.

Additional charges might be forthcoming as detectives sort through a large amount of evidence. Police said Amadis and Rosario may have committed similar crimes in Madison, Sun Prairie, Beloit, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, Kaukauna, Greenville, and Oshkosh.

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