Ridgeland police investigating credit card thefts - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Ridgeland police investigating credit card thefts

Source: Ridgeland PD Source: Ridgeland PD
RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Ridgeland police are hoping the public can help in catching three credit card thieves.  They've been operating in the area since December according to investigators.  So far there have been three victims.  

Police say those victims came to them after they noticed fraudulent charges on their bank statements. 

Police then determined where those purchases occurred, and then released the surveillance video of a black male and female, as well as the Asian male who they say are involved.

Investigators say they were using stolen bank information to create the fake credit cards, which they used to buy gift cards.  So far they made about $2,000.00 in fraudulent purchases at Walmart on Wheatley, the Rite Aid on highway 51, and Walgreens on Old Canton Road. 

"It's the process of getting and identifying the information to put on these cards is where we're trying to link back into a common spot," said Lt. John Neal. "Skimmers are very popular now in places where you can swipe these cards that extracts the information off the good card, stores it till the skimmers sold on the black market somewhere."

The three suspects are facing charges of credit card fraud and identity theft. Police aren't sure how they're getting the victims banking information. They could be using skimmers which read your card number when you swipe it.  

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call Ridgeland police at 601-856-5210
or Crimestoppers at 601-355-8477. 

Copyright 2015 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

    Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:14 AM EST2018-02-22 06:14:16 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:28 PM EST2018-02-23 04:28:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Mourners hug as they leave the funeral of Alaina Petty, in Coral Springs, Fla., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.  Petty was a victim of Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, ...(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Mourners hug as they leave the funeral of Alaina Petty, in Coral Springs, Fla., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Petty was a victim of Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, ...

    The students who swarmed Florida's state capitol in the wake of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre face pushback in Legislature.

    More >>

    The students who swarmed Florida's state capitol in the wake of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre face pushback in Legislature.

    More >>
  • Billy Graham's casket was hand built by inmates at Angola

    Billy Graham's casket was hand built by inmates at Angola

    Casket built for Billy Graham by Angola inmates (Source: WAFB)Casket built for Billy Graham by Angola inmates (Source: WAFB)

    Inmates at one of the country's most well-known prisons will have a hand in laying Reverend Billy Graham to rest. At his request, Angola inmates built his casket back in 2006.

    More >>

    Inmates at one of the country's most well-known prisons will have a hand in laying Reverend Billy Graham to rest. At his request, Angola inmates built his casket back in 2006.

    More >>
  • Florida man yells 'murderers!' as he's executed for slaying

    Florida man yells 'murderers!' as he's executed for slaying

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:24 PM EST2018-02-23 01:24:33 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:47 PM EST2018-02-23 04:47:48 GMT
    (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP). This undated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Eric Scott Branch in custody. Florida is scheduled to execute Branch Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, for raping and killing a ...(Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP). This undated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Eric Scott Branch in custody. Florida is scheduled to execute Branch Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, for raping and killing a ...

    Florida inmate yells 'murderers!' repeatedly as he's executed for his convictioin in 1993 rape and killing of a college student.

    More >>

    Florida inmate yells 'murderers!' repeatedly as he's executed for his convictioin in 1993 rape and killing of a college student.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly