Two Florida men were arrested this week after they allegedly stole bank information and then created fake debit and credit cards to make purchases at stores in the Piscataquis County area.

Ariel Perez-Calvo and Roberto Rodriguez, both from the Miami area, were charged with theft by deception. Rodriguez was released Thursday night from the Penobscot County Jail after posting $50,000 bail and Perez-Calvo was still being held at the jail Friday on $100,000 bail.

Police allege the two stole account information from banks and credit unions in southern Maine and then created the fake charge cards, primarily prepaid Visa cards, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. Officials are still trying to determine how they stole the information and made the cards, McCausland said.

According to police, the two made fraudulent purchases from Rite Aid, Walgreens and Hannaford stores in Dover-Foxcroft, Dexter, Guilford and Milo. Perez-Calvo was arrested Wednesday at the Portland International Jetport, where he was waiting for a flight to Miami, and Rodriguez was arrested the same day at a hotel in Portland’s Old Port.

McCausland said Mainers should check their bank statements for any fraudulent purchases of $300 to $450 on their accounts involving transactions at Rite-Aid, Walgreens and Hannaford stores between Jan. 7 and Jan. 13.

McCausland said the amount of money involved is believed to be “tens of thousands” of dollars.