Man uses bank accounts to create fake debit cards

A man was arrested after he allegedly used a device to program debit cards with other people TMs bank account information.

Matir Podio was arrested for fraud after he was unauthorized to use an access device to program debit cards.

A special agent with the U.S. Secret Service investigated the financial crime.

First National Bank fraud investigations, reported that certain accounts were being used without the customer TMs permission, according to court documents.

Podio allegedly used the programmed debit cards at Walmart in Brownsville and Harlingen.

The name Angel Perez was listed on all the cards Podio was using.

Brownsville police arrested Podio on suspicion of credit card abuse.

They found seven counterfeit cards lacking basic security features on Podio, according to court documents.

They allegedly found a counterfeit Florida driver TMs license with the name Angel Perez.

Authorities then conducted a search of his white with red flamed Camaro, where they allegedly found 17 gift cards, four IDs, two cellular phones, a set of keys, $1,172 and mail containing personal information belonging to others.

First National Bank Investigations reported $17,452.75 in attempted transactions at Walmart, according to court documents.

The bank also reported they suffered a loss of $9,692.91.

Podio will appear before Magistrate Judge Ronald G. Morgan on August 8 at 8:45 a.m.