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Update: Deputies capture wanted credit card thief
By: Jesse Martinez
EL PASO, Texas -- A 25-year-old man featured as last week's "Manhunt Monday" fugitive was captured Friday, deputies said.
As KFOX14 previously reported, Carlos Medrano was accused of using others' credit card information to buy items such as furniture, tires, food, online purchases and other expenses, deputies said.
Medrano had been under investigation since 2011, and according to deputies, he would acquire the information by using various phone schemes.
In one scheme, Medrano told his victims that he was a representative for a legitimate corporation and convinced victims to provide their credit card numbers.
Officials said the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Criminal Warrants section learned about Medrano's whereabouts.
Deputies contacted Medrano by phone, who said he was not in El Paso, but deputies said that he was in the area, officials said.
After a few days, Medrano was taken into custody and arrested for an assault warrant and traffic warrants, officials said.
Charges are pending for the debit, credit card abuse