“They have a card with your money on it,” Cloned credit card bust

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CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla. — It was a big find for law enforcement. Police found a storage unit in Moore that had all sorts of equipment used to steal money from bank accounts and credit cards.

The initial tip that led to the bust came from a local business.

“Walmart contacted us about suspicious activity with people purchasing gift cards. The next day, the same people came back to purchase a lot of gift cards and we got a vehicle description and stopped them,” said Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, Moore Police Department.
Inside the vehicle, they found numerous gift cards and credit cards, as well as information that led officers to the storage unit. That’s where officers found even more cards, gas pump skimmers, and machines to make fake credit cards…all part of the process to steal money.
“It’s when you swipe your card it records your info and then they are able to put that on blank cards, and virtually, they now have your debit or credit card. They go into Walmart and purchase gift cards and those cards are now virtually untraceable with your money on it,” said Lewis.
Officers say this is a huge find.
“There are lots of victims’ information, but to get the equipment, also, they didn’t just start doing this,” said Lewis.
Now that police have these cards, they have an officer in the Secret Service tracking the cards to see where they were used to trace the footsteps of the suspects. They believe this case is going to lead to a much bigger operation with even more arrests.

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