Two men involved in supermarket fraud

Javier Jimenez
Javier Jimenez
Antonio Fonte
Antonio Fonte

Posted by Sheli Muniz -email

STUART(WFLX)---Two men have been arrested for using fake credit and gift cards at local Publix Supermarkets.

Javier Jimenez Estevez and Antonio Miranda Fonte were arrested after trying to buy cigarettes with fake cards.  When the Deputy arrived, the men fled the scene but were later caught at a traffic stop.

That's when deputies found a total of 93 credit cards scattered in their car and hidden under seats and floor boards.

Deputies also found receipts from other Publix Supermarkets showing the same cards were used.

Estevez and Fonte are currently being held in the Martin County Jail with no bond.  They've each been charged with three counts of theft; obtaining credit card through fraudulent means.