Laguna Beach police have arrested four members of an alleged credit card fraud ring and detectives plan to serve arrest warrants on two additional suspects.
The suspected ring leader, Dwight Christian Vaccaro, 46, was arrested at his Costa Mesa home Sept. 22 on suspicion of manufacturing and distributing fraudulent credit cards, according to Laguna Police Sgt. Robert Rahaeuser.
Police said the suspects will likely be charged with conspiracy to commit identity theft, fraudulent use of access cards and commercial burglary.
Vaccaro was previously convicted on federal charges in 1991 for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute cocaine.
In this case, authorities have seized 95 fraudulent credit and gift cards. Police are attempting to identify the respective banks and card holders.
Prior to Vaccaro's arrest, Laguna Beach police began an investigation after officers discovered a naked couple in a vehicle, drinking alcohol behind White House Restaurant at 3 a.m. Sept. 19.