Two plead guilty to attempted ID theft charges

Two Cubans who tried using a cloned credit card at Waterloo Premium Outlets will be spending the rest of the year in the Seneca County Jail — and will likely be deported when they get out.

Rafael Quevedo, 38, and Yuri Duerte- Surera, 44, both pleaded guilty Monday in Seneca County Court to first-degree attempted identity theft. The charge is a class E felony punishable by up to four years in prison.

Quevedo and Duerte- Surera, who had been living in Orlando, Florida, were arrested by Seneca County deputies on April 5 at the Junius shopping center. They were trying to make a purchase on a cloned credit card at the Calvin Klein store. Store employees contacted police.

Deputies detained Quevedo and Duerte- Surera while investigating the incident, and Sheriff Tim Luce said deputies found more evidence of criminal activity. After getting a search warrant for the vehicle used by Quevedo and Duerte-Surera, several items were seized including a skimming device used to clone cards.

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