Thursday, March 4, 2010

Debit Card Thieves Keeping Busy

It didn't take long for a thief to use a stolen debit card this week. The victim told police that sometime between 4:15 and 4:45 on Monday, someone stole the debit card from a locker room at the YMCA. By the time the bank was notified, the card had already been used twice, draining more than $250 dollars from the account. Meanwhile, in a separate case, a woman whose sister works for a local bank, got a call from that sister this week to ask about a large amount of money being withdrawn from an account. In that case, the victim told her sister that she had lost her ATM card at a local restaurant. By the time the loss was discovered, the card had been used twice at the Delta Station, twice at Food Lion, once at Autozone and once at Dollar General. Police say they are gathering more information that they hope will lead to a suspect.