Credit Card Fraud
Many say a chip that makes counterfeiting nearly impossible is one of the best defenses against credit card fraud, but retail stores are not ready to implement the technology.
A thief allegedly went on a spending spree after stealing credit cards from a woman’s car in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. But police now have a giant clue to help them track down a suspect.
Experts pointed to five instances when you should opt to use your credit card over your debit card.
Waitress Brittany Louis, 24, was arrested at the restaurant on Thursday for allegedly stealing credit card information from customers for three months with a simple skimmer device, detectives said.
Once the victims reported credit cards they didn’t sign up for were coming in the mail, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said investigators started backtracking.
The elaborate scheme involved improving fake cardholders’ credit scores, allowing the scammers to borrow more money that they never repaid, investigators said.
Lasean Harps, 37, was arrested on Friday on charges of second-degree theft by deception, second-degree impersonation and theft of identity, and third-degree fraudulent use of a credit card, New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa announced.
Seven people were indicted Wednesday on charges of stealing credit card information from customers at the Midtown parking garage.