Three men arrested for credit card fraud at Tysons Corner Apple store

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Officers in Fairfax County arrested three men accused of committing credit card fraud. 

Madalin Florea, 43, of Connecticut, was charged with three counts of credit card theft, three counts of credit card fraud, three counts of larceny with intent to sell and possession of a fictitious driver’s license. Coja Ion, 60, of no fixed address, was charged with credit card theft, credit card fraud, larceny with intent to sell and possession of a fictitious driver’s license. Gabriel Balam, 29, no fixed address, was charged with credit card theft, credit card fraud, larceny with intent to sell and three counts of possession of a fictitious driver’s license.

Staff at the Apple store in Tysons Corner Center alerted officers about a man in the store who was believed to be a suspect in a previous fraud case. Officers determined two other men were working with the man inside the store, and all using fraudulent identification cards and stolen credit cards to make purchases. All three men were arrested.

“Items that were found in their car were items used to manufacture fraudulent id’s and credit cards,” Sgt. Greg Bedor, spokesperson for Fairfax County Police Department said.  

Officers also found about $50,000 worth of property in the suspects’ car. 

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