Authorities in Texas have arrested a man whom they believe may be connected to the national Target data breach late last year.

Guo Xing Chen


Guo Xing Chen, 40, was arrested over the $70 million Target credit card breach that went down in December 2013.

Police say on Dec. 12, Chen used a stolen credit or debit card to purchase several gift cards at a Target store at 1021 West University Avenue in Georgetown and at another Target store in Round Rock.

Police also believe Chen used the stolen cards the previous day at a Target store in Temple, Texas. An internal “Be On The Lookout” alert had been issued within Central Texas Target stores. source

The affidavit says Chen had an outstanding felony warrant for credit or debit card abuse from the State of Arkansas.