An investigation into a number of credit score/debit card numbers being obtained and fraudulently used has culminated within the arrest of 4 juveniles.
All victims and suspects within the investigation attend The Lakeside School in Eufaula.
During the investigation, it was found that the unauthorized purchases have been going down for the reason that final faculty yr.
Five victims have been recognized to this point, though there could also be further compromised accounts found. The card numbers had been being obtained in an space frequent to athletes the place the suspects had been going by means of private property and discovering the playing cards.
The playing cards had been then photographed, shared among the many suspects, and purchases made. One sufferer’s card had over 200 unauthorized transactions made in opposition to it. Fraudulent purchases totaling nearly $5,000 had been made in opposition to the playing cards and accounts, with the suspects receiving the illegally obtained items.
Some of the property has been recovered. The 4 suspects arrested vary in age from 14 to 17 and an addition arrest could also be forthcoming. The names of the suspects is not going to be compromised or launched to anybody attributable to their juvenile standing.
All suspects had been arrested on prices of Fraudulent use of a Credit Card , which is a felony in Alabama. Juvenile petitions had been obtained and juvenile court docket proceedings are pending.
If anybody has any further info that could be helpful on this case, they’re urged to contact the Eufaula Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 334-687-1200 or the Anonymous Tip Line at 334-6897-7100.