Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Port Richey couple accused of trafficking credit cards

TARPON SPRINGS — A Port Richey couple was arrested Wednesday on charges of selling undercover investigators the credit card numbers and personal information of 200 people, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Angel Dawn Toland, 30, and Gary D. Blair, 23, had 8,000 credit card numbers and the corresponding information needed to use them, deputies said.

No victims have been identified.

"The arrests prevented the cards from getting out to the street," Cecilia Barreda, a spokeswoman with the Pinellas County.

In mid October, detectives learned that Toland and her boyfriend had obtained a number of credit card numbers and intended to sell them.

Detectives investigated and, on Wednesday, made an undercover purchase of the credit card numbers and personal information of 200 people for $1,500, deputies said.

Detectives later learned the couple had about 8,000 credit card numbers. The numbers, along with the cards' expiration date and security code, were found on lead sheets from a telemarketing company. Detectives say Toland and Blair may have come into contact with the telemarketing company when they were providing assistance for an office move.

Detectives say the sheets had all the information needed to steal someone's identity, including names, addresses and birthday. Detectives said all of the credit card numbers were legitimate accounts at one point, but not all were still active.

Toland and Blair have been charged with trafficking credit cards.

Port Richey couple accused of trafficking credit cards 10/27/11 [Last modified: Thursday, October 27, 2011 10:53pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Why the Lightning would consider trading Jonathan Drouin

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — This summer, the Lightning could trade one of its most dynamic young players ever.

    Wing Jonathan Drouin could be the only piece that Tampa Bay has to acquire a badly needed top-tier defenseman.
  2. Ryan Hunter-Reay running strong as he seeks a second Indianapolis 500 title

    Auto racing

    Ryan Hunter-Reay isn't a big jewelry fan.

    Ryan Hunter-Reay, who won Indy in 2014, is a contender for a second title in today’s 101st running. He qualified 10th, had the third-fastest practice lap and his team is looking strong.
  3. As Trump's overseas trip ends, crisis grows at home (w/video)


    President Donald Trump headed home Saturday to confront a growing political and legal threat, as his top aides tried to contain the fallout from reports that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is a focus of investigations into possible collusion between Russia and the president's campaign and transition teams.

    President Donald Trump waves as he exits Marine One on Saturday at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, Italy. After a nine-day trip overseas, the president is returning to Washington.
  4. Tributes pour in for Zbigniew Brzezinski, an 'influential voice' in politics (w/video)


    WASHINGTON — Well before he went to the White House in 1977, Jimmy Carter was impressed by the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski. That Carter immediately liked the Polish-born academic advising his campaign was a plus.

    Foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski died Friday.
  5. One year after deaths, Sunset Music Festival kicks off with emphasis on water and security

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — Before the beat drops, or even builds, you hear Steve-O.

    "If you don't get water you're lame!"

    "Hey! Free water! Come on!"

    Steve "Steve-O" Raymond motions to guests making the line to grab free water bottle at the entrance of the Sunset Music Festival on the grounds of the Raymond James Stadium parking lot in Tampa. ( LUIS SANTANA   |   Times)