waitress in Coral Springs, FL found with illegal credit card
scanner skimming customers numbers.
Chili's loss prevention department had
received numerous complaints from customers and conducted an
investigation between February and April and found the
waitress skimming at least three or more a day or as many as
she possibly could during a shift. She gave the credit card
info to an unknown contact at her apartment. Anyone with
information is asked to contact Detective Ames of the Coral
Springs Police - 954-346-1281.
Midwest fraud ring on the loose with police looking for 5
members hitting several retail chains.
One member may already be in custody but 5
others are on the loose. Cincinnati police say the suspects
used fraudulent checks and credit cards to buy Nordstrom
gift cards from several chain stores, including Kroger Co.
through most of 2011. Police said Friday that one suspect is
in custody. Officials say the suspects used the cards to buy
merchandise and return it for cash refunds at Nordstrom
stores in Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Atlanta,
Pittsburgh, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Indianapolis and
Charlotte, N.C. They say retail stores that accepted the
fraudulent checks and credit cards lost more than $150,000.
The suspects have been indicted on 68 counts of money
laundering, theft, telecommunication fraud, identity fraud
and receiving stolen property. (Source
Washington state ID theft ring busted after making expensive
purchases with forged ID's and the victims real credit cards
and washed checks. Two women,
including the ringleader, and three men were arrested in
Lake Forest Park this week. The investigation uncovered
evidence of the Bellevue-based, organized identity theft
ring. The woman who led the ring received mail and personal
financial documents obtained by her crew through car prowls,
mail thefts, and residential burglaries in Bellevue and the
greater Eastside. After getting the financial documents, the
ringleader would use computers, digital cameras and imaging
software, air brushes and laminating supplies to produce
legitimate looking Washington Driver’s Licenses, the
Bellevue Police reported. The forged IDs and the victims’
real credit cards and washed checks would be used to make
expensive purchases at stores and to cash large checks at
local banks, the Bellevue Police reported. The ringleader
and her associates would split the proceeds and the
associates would also receive meth from the ringleader,
according to the press release from the police department.
She and one of her associates got involved in an ID theft
and assault at an AT&T store in Kirkland on March 30, but
fled the scene before law enforcement could arrest them,
according to Bellevue Police.
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