Albuquerque, NM – Man charged with credit card “skimming” scheme fled to Texas now FREE TO GO under NM Bail Reform

Jose Dieguez-Pineda, 44

Jose Dieguez-Pineda, 44, was charged in March after an investigation discovered “skimming” devices installed on gas pumps that netted the thieves more that $10,000 from hundreds of residents in Albuquerque.

Dieguez-Pineda has been on the run since March – having fled to Houston, Texas. He was arrested and brought back to New Mexico – only to then be released and FREE TO GO by Judge Renee Torres under NM Bail Reform after the Arnold Foundation’s “Pretrial Risk Assessment” tool determined that he was not a danger to the community or a flight risk and therefore should not be subject to any accountable release – just a “promise” to appear.

The release is the result of newly enacted Supreme Court guidelines orchestrated by Chief Justice Daniels that virtually eliminates accountable pretrial release and bail.

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New Mexico Bail Reform, Risk Assessments, and Pretrial Services

Chief Justice Charles Daniels
  • ZERO Accountability
  • ZERO Deterrent
  • ZERO Supervision
  • ZERO concern for victims
  • ZERO Bail…just a “pinky promise” to return
  • Bail Reform – Dangerous, Reckless, and a Taxpayer Burden

RELATED:

Man arrested in gas station ‘skimming’ scheme

(reported by ABQ Journal – Jan 2 2017)

Almost a year after credit card “skimming” devices installed in gas pumps around town were used to steal more than $10,000 from hundreds of Albuquerque residents, police have arrested one of the people who they said was responsible.

Jose Dieguez-Pineda, 44, was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center Sunday from where he was being held in the Harris County Jail in Houston, Texas, according to online jail records.

He is charged with forgery of a credit card, two counts of fraudulent signing of a credit card slip, two counts of identity theft and two counts of conspiracy.

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