$1.1M N.Y. male fraudster gets 5 years Fed. prison time for Disney World Ticket
scam Isaraphanich used stolen credit card numbers to purchase tickets
from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, StubHub, and Ticket Master, which he
then sold at a discount. To purchase the tickets and other items, Isaraphanich
used software that generated a fictitious caller ID, which allowed him to mask
the telephone number that he was using when he called to make the purchases.
Between April 2010 and June 2013, Isaraphanich made approximately 1,800 calls
using fictitious caller IDs, and used more than 100 stolen credit card numbers
to make fraudulent purchases of theme park tickets, concert tickets, sporting
event tickets, airline tickets, and products from Apple and Macy's. As part of
his scheme, Isaraphanich attempted over $1.1 million in fraudulent credit card
transactions, with victims suffering more than $323,000 in actual losses.
$464k N.Y. female posing as Lowe's IT employee - gift card fraudster hitting
Lowe's - gets 4 yr, prison term 35 yr. old Lisa Abellard of Dobbs
Ferry, N.Y. called Lowes employees around the country pretending to be from the
IT department and claiming there were problems with a register, ask an employee
to run diagnostics and do a test transaction. The test transaction would require
putting a credit of about $3,500 on Lowe's gift cards which Abellard held. She
defrauded Lowe's of a total of $464k. (Source
theft duo hitting stores in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana - 23 times
Stores that were hit include Best Buy, Home Depot, Macy's, Sears, Dick's
Sporting Goods, Kohl's, TJ Maxx, and Victoria Secret. Police say that the pair
used the stolen information to get store credit cards and then make large
purchases. They might also be using a fake Michigan drivers license. Flint and
Saginaw are among the Michigan cities where police say the purchases were made.
The Oakland County Sheriff's Office and the Farmington Hills Public Safety
Department believe that two people are responsible for at least 23 identity
thefts that took place in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. (Source
man accused of running shoplifting ring is sentenced in Waukesha, WI.
Waukesha man accused of running a shoplifting ring has been sentenced to six
years probation. 77-year-old Raymond Hatch faced multiple felony charges of
retail theft. Investigators say thieves stole more than $1,500 worth of
whitening strips from a Target store in Waukesha. Police say those suspects then
sold them to Hatch, who resold the items online. As part of the sentence, Hatch
cannot go inside any Walgreens or Target store. (Source
Egg Harbor Police seeking suspect in Baby Formula theft from Shop Rite
According to police, the unidentified man entered the Cardiff
area store with his friend Brian Williams, 40, of Millville. The men loaded 12
cartons of powdered baby formula into a cart and exited the store.
Indianapolis Police arrest Four after using counterfeit money at T.J. Maxx
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