Friday, November 30, 2012
During the holidays, Gwinnett's Electronic and Financial Crimes Unit sees an large increase in the number of victims reporting credit card fraud.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Friday, November 30, 2012
Gwinnett County Police have sent a warning message about the increase of victims reporting credit card fraud. More and more, local victims' credit card information is used across the country and sometimes in foreign countries, according to a news release. Victims living outside of Gwinnett sometimes have their credit card information used by local criminals, too. "These cases can be difficult to investigate due to the various jurisdictions involved and the long distances between them," says the release, adding that fraudulent Internet purchases can be particularly problematic, too. To help in such cases, Gwinnett's Electronic and Financial Crimes unit recommends victims to complete a Gwinnett County incident report and then file a …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Window smashed at the local park, leading to stolen purse and four fraudulent credit card charges.
Linda Perez’ nanny and daughter were playing at Thrasher Park on Monday morning. When they returned to the nanny’s car, they found the window busted and her purse taken from under the seat. The nanny had four fraudulent charges on her credit card, totaling $1500, that they reported to the police. Perez said that her nanny spoke to another person who frequently visits the park in the morning, who reported a similar break-in last month. They shared the location of the four fraudulent charges with the Norcross PD, hoping that they could zero in on the person through video footage at the stores—but nothing has come up yet. Perez said she’s disappointed with the Norcross Police Department’s response to the incident. “I would also like to see …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Over $1,400 in unauthorized charges appeared on a resident's card and a business owner's card.
After using their credit cards at the Forum shopping center on Peachtree Parkway, a Norcross resident and a Norcross business owner both began seeing fraudulent charges pop up on their bills. The unauthorized charges add up to just over $1,400 in Gwinnett County alone, with additional charges in other counties. Because of video footage captured at various locations in Gwinnett, Norcross Police believe the same individual is behind the frauds. They are now seeking the public’s help in locating him. The man, pictured, appears to be a medium-skinned male in his 30s of medium build. In some of the footage captured, he is wearing a black baseball cap and a white sports watch. There is a mobile scanning device that scammers use to read the …