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Woman accused of using stolen credit card numbers to fund shopping spree

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Aylin Rivera (source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Aylin Rivera (source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville woman is facing several felony charges after police say she and another person used re-encoded credit cards to purchase thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. 

According to court documents, police were conducting an investigation into credit card skimming when they located Aylin Rivera and an unnamed accomplice outside Cash America Pawn in the 6400 block of Preston Hwy. Police say they were investigating Rivera after she was captured on surveillance video using re-encoded credit cards to make purchases at a number of businesses in Louisville. 

After getting consent to search her vehicle that was parked outside the pawn shop, police say they found a pre-paid Master Card in a cup holder. Police say that card had been re-encoded with a stolen credit card number. Police also say an infant and small child had been left unattended in the vehicle while Rivera and the accomplice were inside the pawn shop.

Investigators requested and received permission to search Rivera's apartment in the 5300 block of Plank Drive. That's where they found "an abundance of items purchased using re-encoded credit cards which included designer perfume and cologne, fine gold watches, jewelry, numerous laptop computers, tablets, electronics and gaming devices." 

Police say they also found 10 additional re-encoded credit cards, as well as numerous receipts for the merchandise with the stolen credit card numbers on them. A Kentucky food stamp benefits card and Passport health care card were also recovered. 

Police say the stolen credit card numbers affected 11 victims. One victim told police her account was charged $2,588.31 in just one day of use. 

Rivera was arrested and charged with several charges including false making or embossing of credit card (11 counts), receiving stolen property and forgery.

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