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Hundreds of credit cards frozen after Paoli hack

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FOUND. THE ONCE INNOCENT SOUND OF A RINGING PHONE NOW STRIKES FEAR -- JOANNE. FRAUD UNITS HAVE CALLED REPEATEDLY BECAUSE 20 TIMES IN THE PAST FEW DAYS SOMEONE HAS CASHED IN ON HERS AND HER HUSBANDS DEBIT CARDS. AND ROBBED. THERE. WHEN WE SHOWED UP THIS MORNING, PACKED. PARK IN. BEEN COMING AND GOING, SAME THING. BEN: HOOSIER HILLS CREDIT UNION APPEARS TO BE THE HARDEST HIT, POLICE SAY OTHER BANKS HAVE HAD CUSTOMER CARDS HACKED. THE POLICE DEPARTMENT POSTED ON ITS FACEBOOK PAGE, WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO TRY AND USE CASH AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE UNTIL THE CULPRIT IS FOUND. NEARLY EVERY VICTIM WE TALKED TO SAID THEIR FRAUDULENT CHARGES AND CALIFORNIA. BANKS AND CREDIT UNIONS SAY THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF VICTIMS, SOME SCRAPING TOGETHER WHATEVER THEY CAN TO SURVIVE. AND I ORDERED SOME MEDICINE, AND NOW MONEY. IT IS FRUSTRATING. BEN : CREDIT UNION EXECUTIVES TELL ME THEYRE WORKING TO SHUT DOWN CARDS THAT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED, BUT THEY URGE MEMBERS TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE CHARGES AS AND TO REPORT ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS. I AM BEN JACKEY, WLKY NEWS. VICKI: HOOSIER HILLS CREDIT UNION SAYS THEY WILL NOT ASK FOR A FRONT -- FOR A CARD NUMBER, AND WILL FIGHT CHARGES THAT ARE



Whole Foods, Safeway Shoppers Have Credit Cards Swiped: Police

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Whole Foods, Safeway Shoppers Have Credit Cards Swiped: Police Montgomery County Police say the same man likely lifted credit cards from purses in Gaithersburg groceries; do you recognize the suspect?

Suspect arrested in alleged fraudulent use of credit cards at Independence Township Kroger

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Oakland County Sheriff#x2019;s Office deputies arrested a 19-year-old Livonia man late Thursday, June 30, who allegedly used fraudulent credit cards at the Kroger store on Dixie Highway in Independence Township.

Deputies were called to the store on a report of a suspicious man in the self-serve checkout. Deputies located the suspect in the parking lot of Burger King, across the street from Kroger. He allegedly told deputies he would purchase the fraudulent cards for $50, then take them to Kroger stores and purchase new prepaid Visa and MasterCards.

The suspect was allegedly in possession of nine fraudulent credit cards, 10 prepaid MasterCards and $246.00 in cash. Kroger loss prevention officers told deputies that this suspect had been also doing the same thing at Kroger stores in Commerce and White Lake townships earlier in the day.

-- Staff Writer Anne Runkle _______________________________________________________



Accused forger had equipment for making credit cards in his car, troopers say

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Illegal window tinting on a car led state police to uncover a trove of equipment for manufacturing counterfeit credit cards.

Norman Ellison, 26, of Boston, was pulled over by Massachusetts State Police around 8 pm Thursday while he was driving on Route 84 in Sturbridge. The trooper said he saw illegal window tinting on the 2015 Toyota Camry Ellison was driving.

Two troopers searched the Camry and said they found a computer, several phones, a handicap parking placard, a stack of blank credit cards and a credit card press. MSP shared a photo showing all of the confiscated equipment and several finished credit cards.

Ellison was arrested and taken to the barracks in Sturbridge, where he was charged with forging and uttering credit fraud, possessing a blank credit card, possessing a counterfeit credit card press, receiving an improper credit card, excessive window tint, forging and misusing an RMV document and misuse of a handicap parking placard.



Man busted for selling fake credit cards, drivers licenses online

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The name of website kind of said it all -- FakePlastics.net. US Postal Inspectors said it was being accessed by criminals looking to buy fake credit cards, even fake holograms needed to make counterfeit drivers licenses.

They had dozens and dozens of authentic looking credit cards, said Randy Berkland with the US Postal Service.

You could either order blank credit cards of you could pay additional money and the website would emboss the credit cards for you.

The man behind the website is named Sean Roberson. Investigators say he made more than a million dollars from the website during the 18 months during which it was operational.

The website was only exposed after a man was arrested with a fake ID.

When asked where he got these credit cards that were authentic looking - as if they were legitimate - he stated he got them from a website, said Berkland.

That lead to an investigation that ended with the website being shut down and Roberson being sentenced to more than six years in prison on charges that include conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and fraud related to identification documents. He was also ordered to pay more than $3.5 million in restitution.