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Complex credit card fraud netted ringleaders "$1 million easily" in Alabama and Georgia hitting retailers  Alabama - Two men charged by Gardendale police in a sophisticated credit card fraud scheme were making up to $1 million a year in ill-gotten gains, including about $20,000 in just two days in the Birmingham area, police said. Tymaree Conyers, 29, of South Carolina, and Raymond Walker, 29, of Georgia were ringleaders in a complex organization committing credit/debit card fraud that spanned multiple states, said Gardendale police Detective Chris Clark. "It was like a spider-web organization that you would see in a mob movie,'' Clark said. "It's very complex, and it's the new drug dealing." They take 100 or 200 of the cards to a store, such as Walmart, and use them to buy gift cards, as many time as they can until the card is rejected. Once a card is declined, they move on to another card, Clark said. "In video surveillance I've watched clerks sit there for 10 or 12 minutes and watch people use multiple cards in multiple transactions,'' he said. "My experience is they don't care." Once they get the gift cards, they use those to go shopping, or pay bills, or for anything they might need for daily living. (Source

Two-year investigation into theft, fraud leads to 19 indictments in Wood County, OH.  A two-year investigation of retail fraud, retail theft, scamming credit cards, and use of clone credit cards led to 19 indictments in Wood County this week, authorities said at a news conference today in Perrysburg Township. "We're in the six figures easily," Sgt. Jim Gross said, of the Perrysburg Township police. "This is happening all over, it's everywhere. Think about just about every retailer it has been occurring at. Primarily at the construction, home-improvement businesses because some of this was being funneled back into construction trades." Eleven of the 19 were arrested Wednesday. U. S. Marshals of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitives Task Force and Wood County Sheriffs Office received three search warrants while apprehending those individuals that led to additional evidence to the investigation. The investigation is still open. The eight still are currently being pursued by the departments. (Source

Organized retail theft ring may be targeting Sparks, NV 
The Sparks Police Department says it is investigating a series of commercial burglaries that occurred at two Best Buy stores in Sparks earlier this week. The suspects are believed to be part of an organized retail theft ring possibly operating out of California, Sparks police said. “We believe that the suspects may have had help from a local source in committing the burglaries,” police said in a news release. That information is still under investigation. We also believe that the suspects may have stayed at a local motel just prior to or immediately after the thefts. (Source

ORC team of three busted hitting Wal-Mart stores in Newton Count, GA.  The Newton County Sheriff's Office has arrested three suspects who were apparently involved in a scheme to shoplift merchandise and then return it for cash. Deputies were initially called to the store around 12:30 p.m. in response to the shoplifting of a TV stand. A store employee had reportedly confronted a male shoplifting suspect as he tried to exit the store. The suspect ran, but deputies located him before he could get in a waiting vehicle occupied by his father and a woman. A search of the car and found several Wal-Mart receipts and used Wal-Mart bags inside. Jefferson said deputies were able to determine that the suspects were "using the receipts and bags to get refunds for items they had not purchased." (Source

Credit card ID theft ring busted in Coweta County, GA.  Coweta County authorities have arrested two men in connection with a suspected ID theft ring, with more arrests expected. With stolen financial information, the suspects used computers, printing and hologram machines, as well as magnetic card encoders, to create credit and debit cards and driver’s licenses, according to Investigator Chad McDonald with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. (Source

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