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Two Ex-Convicts Arrested On Fake Credit Card Charges

NORCO ( — Two ex-convicts were arrested Friday on charges stemming from the use of fake credit cards more than three dozen times, Riverside County authorities said.

William Eger, 47, of San Bernardino, and Joseph Avilia, 27, of Corona, tried to use the cards for a 39th time on Friday, according to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Mike Portillo. They were arrested on suspicion of burglary, receiving stolen property and other other charges.

Sheriff's detectives began an investigation following a rash of fraudulent credit card thefts from a business in the 2400 block of Hamner Avenue in Norco dating back to early September, Portillo said.

They learned the suspects had equipment for making fake credit cards at a home in Ontario, and served a search warrant there, Portillo said. The equipment was seized, and the filing of additional charges against the men was recommended.

Eger and Avila were still in jail on Saturday morning, authorities said.

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