Credit Card Skimmer Caught

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town.


On March 6th, police observed a man making multiple purchases of cigarettes from various drug stores and pharmacies using gift cards. At a pharmacy on East 86th Street, he was observed trying to use multiple gift cards to purchase cigarettes at approximately 10:30 a.m. He was stopped by the officers, and promptly showed him the gift card – the numbers did not match the numbers on his receipt. The suspect was found in possession of 25 gift cards — all of which had been encrypted with the credit card information that he had skimmed off of previous shoppers. The 38-year-old black man was arrested for grand larceny.

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