Deputies: Source of credit card fraud not local
by Rachael Griffin
rgriffin@annistonstar.com
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Deputies believe nearly 100 cases of credit card fraud reported this month to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office are not connected to a local thief.

Matthew Wade, chief deputy, said the fraudulent charges may have stemmed from the credit card companies.

“We think the problem is not with an individual working in Calhoun County,” Wade said. “Visa and MasterCard may have had compromised cards or software.”

Wade said the U.S. Secret Service is involved in the investigation.

The 98 cases reported to the Sheriff’s Office so far in April came from residents across Calhoun County, Wade said.

Sheriff Larry Amerson said it’s important for victims of credit or debit card fraud to file a report to benefit the investigation.

“While taking a lot of reports is frustrating for the victims, the more reports we get helps,” Amerson said.

Staff Writer Rachael Griffin: 256-235-3562. On Twitter @RGriffin_Star.

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