Deputies asking for help in locating fraud suspects
Web Producer: Mo Olivas
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - The Pinal County Sheriff's Office received 154 reports of credit and debit card fraud as of Tuesday night.
During the investigation it was determined that victims who used their cards to make purchases in Pinal County had fraudulent transactions begin within a few days. These charges are happening outside of Arizona including, but not limited to, Texas, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Conneticut, North Carolina, Italy, France, Canada and Mexico.
Majority of these transactions have happened between Jan. 18 and Jan. 22.
"Citizens are urged for their protection to monitor their bank records and transactions as often as possible," Sheriff Paul Babeu said in a press release.
He urges people to be aware of those around them in public. Babeu says to keep cards in in sight at all times, not to share personal information with anyone and not to write credit card numbers on paperwork.
"Consider carrying your credit and debit cards in protective foil lined sleeves to block or disable the RFI chips and magnetic strips from being read by remote scanners," Babeu said.
The Pinal County Sherrif's Office is asking the help of the public to identify the individuals in the photo. Detectives are seeking to identify them for questioning.
Those with information related to their identities should contact the Pinal County Sheriff's Office at (520) 866-5111.