Three Arrested in Missouri for Credit Card Scheme

4 years 1 week 4 hours ago November 26, 2012 Nov 26, 2012 Monday, November 26 2012 Monday, November 26, 2012 10:12:00 AM CST in News
By: Associated Press

PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Three people are in custody in Missouri in connection with a credit card fraud scheme.

KFVS-TV reports that a man from Battle Creek, Mich., contacted police in Perryville, Mo., to say his credit card had been used at a Perryville convenience store on Friday. Surveillance video led to suspects at a motel.

Police arrested two people from Alexandria, Va., and one from Cheverly, Mass. All three are jailed on $50,000 bond.

The suspects allegedly used stolen personal information to create credit cards and gift cards. Authorities say they found a laptop computer connected to a stripe card reader, along with 135 credit cards and gift cards. They also found more than $1,000 worth of cigarettes, which police say were purchased using the fraudulent cards.

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