Counterfeit Credit Card Operation Busted In SW Dade

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GIVE CRIMESTOPPERS A CALL. THANK YOU. POLICE ARREST THE FATHER AND SON AFTER AN EARLY-MORNING RAID UNCOVERED A MASSIVE COUNTERFEIT CREDIT CARD OPERATION. GARY NELSON IS LIVE AT THAT HOME WHERE THEY WERE CAUGHT. Reporter: WELL, THEY SAY THAT CRIMESTOPPERS TIPS SEVERAL MONTHS AGO LOVE INTO THIS HOME INTO WEST KENDALL WHERE THEY DISCOVERED A CREDIT CARD FRAUD OPERATION. SO LARGE AS TO HAVE CHASE MANHATTAN BANK PROPORTIONS. NOT ONLY DID THEY DISCOVER A CREDIT CARD FRAUD RING, BEING OPERATED.

BUT ONE WITH A TROUBLING NEW TWIST. IN THE WEE HOURS THEY DESCRIBED AS DISPLAY A TRUCKLOAD OF ILLEGALLY SKINNED CREDIT CARDS AND GIFT CARDS. JUST PART OF A HUGE HALL TAKEN FROM A HOME IN WEST KENDALL. BUSTED, A FATHER AND HIS SON. IN ONE OF THE BIGGEST CREDIT CARD SCAMS THAT THE UNIT HAS COME ACROSS. THOUSANDS OF CREDIT CARDS CREATED BY INFORMATION FROM SKIMMERS INSTALLED ON ATMS GAS PUMPS, AND STORE CALENDARS. WHAT THEY WERE DOING, AS THEY WERE PURCHASING ITEMS AND THEY SELL WHATEVER ITEMS. AND A NEW TWIST FOR INVESTIGATORS COP SAY THAT THIS FATHER AND THE SON DUO WERE STEALING GIFT CARD CODES OFF RACKS IN STORES WHERE THE CARDS ARE SOLD. MANUFACTURING DUPLICATE GIFT CARDS FOR COLES, MacY'S, GAS STATIONS AND KEEPING A LOG AS THEY CHECKED ONLINE TO SEE WHEN THE REAL CARDS WERE PURCHASED.

Counterfeit Credit Card Operation Busted In SW Dade

WHEN THEY FOUND THAT THESE WERE LOADED WITH MONEY, THEY WOULD THEN READING THE CARDS BY ENCODING OTHER GIFT CARDS WITH THESE CREDIT CARD NUMBERS SELLING THEM IN THE STREET OR USING THEMSELVES FOR PURCHASES. THEY SAY THE STOLEN GIFT CARDS WERE WORTH A MINIMUM $50,000 ALONE. THE ALLEGED THIEVES HAD SO MUCH CASH, THEY SAY THAT THEY NEEDED MACHINES TO COUNT IT. POLICE SEIZED SKIMMING DEVICES AND CODING EQUIPMENT AND GEAR FOR MANUFACTURING CREDIT AND GIFT CARDS. AND, THERE WAS THE DOPE BAGGIES OF CRYSTAL AND KETAMINE, — CRYSTAL METH. THOSE ARE THE LEAST — Reporter: THOSE ARE THE LEAST OF THE WORRIES FOR THEM. THEY ARE FACING THOUSANDS OF COUNTS BEFORE IT'S OVER, NO.

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