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Alleged gas thief accused of using stolen credit card numbers

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Cespede Braidy Zamora (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Cespede Braidy Zamora (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a Louisville man was using gift cards to pump gas. The only problem was, the gift cards were encoded with stolen credit card numbers, according to an arrest report.

The alleged incident took place on Tuesday, just before 9 a.m., at the Kroger gas station near Breckenridge Lane and Hikes Lane.

Police say 28-year-old Cespede Braidy Zamora used seven gift cards to pump 450 gallons of fuel, before pulling away from the gas station. Officers arrived moments later, and followed Zamora's white Ford truck westbound on Hikes Lane before stopping him.

Police say they found a fuel tank in the back of the truck, as well as the seven gift cards inside the vehicle. A Secret Service agent verified that the gift cards had been encoded with stolen credit card numbers, the arrest report states.

Zamora was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking and seven counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

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