Authorities: Staples Cashier Bilked Customers Out Of $180,000

MAMARONECK, NY (AP) — A cashier at a Westchester Staples is being accused of selling stolen credit card information in a scam that bilked 50 customers out of more than $180,000.

Police tell The Journal News that 21-year-old Valerie Fajardo, of the Bronx, used a skimming device to capture the credit card information from unsuspecting customers at a Mamaroneck Staples between May and December.

Police say she then sold the information for $6,000 to a man who used it to create fraudulent credit cards to rack up more than $180,000 in purchases.

Fajardo was arrested Tuesday on charges of criminal possession of a forgery device, scheme to defraud and other charges and is being held without bail at the Westchester County jail in Valhalla. Information on her lawyer was not immediately available.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Dan Carter

    Another ethnic minority showing us how great diversity is.

  • MBA

    One day we may all wake up to news that none
    of us have any money because of a huge cyberattack
    it ain’t science fiction anymore.
    This 21 year old is kind of in the incubator for that time future crime.

  • RoyBoySays

    Lock this low life up for life…………………then deport her rotting body

  • connie

    blame it on the EASY button.

  • quid

    Low life PR from the Bronx

  • CN

    She bilked the credit card companies, not the customers. The customers are ultimately not responsible for charges to their credit cards that they can show are fraudulent.

    • Malber

      Actually, she most likely bilked the merchants themselves, and if not the stores, the merchant banks behind the credit cards. The credit card companies themselves are also off the hook.

    • Rich

      Of course, if these customers used their debit cards, they would only be covered for the first $50. They might be the rest of the charges on this type of card.

      • Rich

        … might be liable/out the rest of the charges on this type of card.


      So you wouldn’t mind at all if it happened to you? You are a total idiot. A bigger idiot than Valerie Fajardo.

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