Jose Pinto De Oliveira Filho
Vail Police arrested two men on Saturday, Oct. 8 on charges that they fraudulently used multiple credit cards to purchase electronics and other items from stores extending from the metro area to Vail. Multiple agencies along the Front Range, including Littleton, Arvada and Aurora reported that two suspects, both Brazilian natives, were using fictitious credit cards to make large purchases.
Jose Pinto De Oliveira Filho, 50, of San Paulo, Brazil, and Glennio Gomes De Andrade, 28, of Miami, Fla., were stopped after Vail Resorts Risk Management discovered purchases were not valid at several sporting goods stores. Risk Management employees emailed pictures of the suspects to all Vail Resorts stores and within several hours, the suspects were spotted in Avon and detained by the Avon Police Department. The suspects were in possession of fictitious credit cards, false identification and a carload of electronics and clothes. The investigation revealed the items in the vehicle were purchased with the fake cards.
Among the items recovered by Vail Police were 11 GoPro cameras, six Bose and Beats brand wireless headphones, several Apple TV units and numerous GPS devices. All items were secured by police so they could be returned to their owner. It is also believed the vehicle was rented with the fictitious cards.
The suspects face charges of Fraud, Unlawful Use of a Financial Transaction Device, Theft and violations of the Colorado Organized Crime Act.
Note: Person’s charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Contact: Detective Sgt. Luke Causey
Vail Police Department