Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Two men are in-custody after they began throwing out bundles of credit cards while an officer was attempting to pull them over for a traffic violation. Today, around 10:30 a.m., a vigilant officer patrolling the shopping areas spotted two occupants acting suspiciously in a car parked at Walmart, located at 300 Pleasant Grove Road. While the officer was observing the suspicious behavior, the car began to leave and did not properly stop at a stop sign. The officer then attempted a traffic stop, and while waiting for the car to pull over, both occupants began to throw items out of the car. A few moments later, the car finally pulled over for the officer.
Further investigation revealed that the occupants threw out socks filled with credit cards. Nearly 250 credit cards, from approximately 7 different banking institutions, were located in the bundles thrown from the car. In addition, officers located three fraudulent identification cards.
The men, identified as Yohann Madruga Dencas, 35, of Miami, Florida, and Josue Tato Borges, 21, of Miami, Florida, were arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail. Dencas was charged with Criminal Simulation and Criminal Impersonation, and Borges was charged with Criminal Simulation.
Detectives are actively investigating the fraudulent activity possibly associated with the nearly 250 credit cards that they threw from the car, and they are working with the many banking institutions to determine the legitimacy of each card.