VERO BEACH — Indian River County deputies arrested two people Tuesday after they allegedly tried to use someone else's credit card to purchase almost $1,200 worth of items from Target in Vero Beach.
According to arrest affidavits and Indian River County Jail records:
Sheldon Ricardo Palmer, 33, of Miami, told officials a Miami man recruited him to make extra money and gave him the card and a fictitious driver license with a matching name. The credit card account had been the subject of an account takeover on Jan. 16.
Palmer said he had been using the card, and the card issuer said more than $4,000 in charges had been put on it.
When Palmer and Raquel Kimberly Evans tried to use the card Tuesday, the charge was repeatedly declined and they left the store in the 5800 block of 20th Street. Deputies pulled over Palmer about 11 p.m. in the 6700 block of State Road 60.
Evans, 22, of Miami Gardens, was in the passenger seat. She had two credit cards, one bearing the name of a woman and the other the name of man, along with driver licenses that bore the names on the credit cards but displayed images of Palmer and Evans.
Palmer was charged with possession of a fictitious driver license, criminal use of personal identification information and fraudulent use of a credit card. He remained Wednesday at the county jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.
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