Police: 2 faces fraud charges after traffic stop

A traffic stop Friday afternoon on Interstate 65 at Seymour led to the discovery of more than 170 credit cards containing stolen numbers and the arrest of two Kentucky men for fraud, state police officials said.

Rene Perez, 29, and Brian Diaz, 24, both of Louisville, remained in the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown on Sunday. Each faces one count of fraud, a Level 6 felony, according to a news release from the Indiana State Police.

The arrests occurred about 2 p.m. Friday after Trooper James Wells said he stopped a blue 2005 Mercedes for making an unsafe lane change while following another vehicle too closely in the southbound lanes of the interstate near the 49-mile marker. Wells said he found the credit cards during a search of the vehicle, and the U.S. Secret Service were able to determine the cards had stolen numbers attached to them.

This investigation is continuing with the assistance of the U.S. Secret Service. More charges may be forthcoming.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.