Friday, May 15, 2009

Credit Card, ID Theft - - 14 May 2009

MYFOXNY.COM - New York City officials said Thursday they broke up an international credit card and identity theft ring that caused more than $12 million in losses last year.

More than 35 people were indicted on enterprise corruption charges. So far, 22 suspects were arraigned in state Supreme Court in Queens.

The ring was based in the New York area with roots in Nigeria, police and prosecutors said. Suspects were accused of shipping stolen or illegally obtained credit cards to buyers around the world.

The investigation began in 2007 after a report of a large-scale theft of Citibank credit cards.

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