Two men charged in credit card scam


Guam – Two men have been arrested after one of them allegedly stole client information from his employer and used it to rack up $14,000.00 in credit card charges.

The credit card scheme allegedly involved stealing from not one, but at least five businesses.

According to GPD Spokesperson Sgt. Paul Tapao, Jon Michael Villena was employed with IP&E when he obtained credit card information from clients of IP&E, Kwik Space, LMS Management, Tsang Brothers and IT& E.

The information he stole was provided to his accomplice, Steven Miranda, and, according to Tapao, was used to purchase various electronic items valued at $14,000.00.

Villena and Miranda were arrested for fraudulent use of a credit card, theft of property, theft by receiving stolen property, theft by deception, and conspiracy among other charges.

Both men were booked and confined.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.