9 sentenced after pleading guilty in credit card fraud
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Nine people have been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to their involvement in a credit card fraud.
Prosecutors in the Richland, Lexington and Greenville County Solicitor's Offices are working on additional indictments in the case.
The U.S. Attorney's office says the group was part of a conspiracy that stole credit card numbers using a handheld skimmer device when cards were used at stores, restaurants and parking sites in the Columbia area. Evidence showed the stolen information was used to buy merchandise and gift cards at stores.
Investigators say more than $361,000 in fraudulent charges were made and about 1,800 accounts were compromised.
Investigators with the Secret Service, SLED, Richland County Sheriff's Department, Greenville County Sheriff's Department and Lexington County Sheriff's Department worked on the case.
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