Resident Target of $4,299 Credit Card Fraud, Police Say
Upper Macungie Police are investing a report of fraudulent purchases made at a Best Buy store in Albany, N.Y.
The reports of identity theft or access device fraud have been on the rise recently, but generally have been limited to several hundred dollars or a couple of thousand, thanks largely to the monitoring safeguards used by credit card companies.
This time, however, the victim and credit card company were not so fortunate. Thieves struck for $4,299.15 in merchandise before the fraud was realized in an incident involving an Upper Macungie resident.
The resident reported to Upper Macungie Police Saturday that the fraudulent activity occurred on a Best Buy credit card and originated in Albany, N.Y.
Police said the resident became aware of the fraudulent charges when opening the credit card statement. The fraudulent charges were made on Feb. 28, police said.