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[ISN] ID scam from McDonald's drive-through
Forwarded from: Thomas J. Hofstetter <THofstetter (at) midwestiso.org>
By RAYMOND L. SMITH
August 22, 2008
LIBERTY - Police claim an identity fraud scam that began on July 20 was
broken up when several people were arrested in connection with the use
of credit and debit cards that did not belong to them.
Arrested and arraigned in Girard Municipal Court were Aaron K. Wright
Jr., 21, 149 Breaden St.; Terrance T. Phillips, 21, 372 Mary Knoll Ave.,
Campbell; Mark S. Lett II, 21, 3055 Hadley, Youngstown; and Alexandria
Daniel, 18, 159 Maywood Drive, Youngstown.
A warrant was issued for another suspect, Brian Cunningham, 20.
Detective Sgt. Thomas R. Couche' said the department is looking at three
Police said Daniel, an employee at a Liberty McDonald's restaurant, took
credit or debit cards from drive-through customers and used a device she
had hidden near the window to swipe the cards to record their numbers.
The information on the device then was downloaded and used to make new
cards either in the names of the persons which the original cards
belonged or in the names of the perpetrators, police said.
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