Local law enforcement investigating several reports of credit card fraud

February 17, 2015  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University police and other local law enforcement agencies are warning the Greater Lafayette community of several cases of credit card fraud.

Two reported victims are members of the Purdue campus community, and an additional four are in West Lafayette and 10 in Tippecanoe County. According to police, all of the reported victims are members of the Asian community.

“This is the number of cases that have been reported so far, but we believe there are other victims,” said Purdue detective Sgt. Matt Rosenbarger. “All of the victims to my knowledge still have possession of their credit cards, their numbers have just been stolen.”

Purdue and West Lafayette police and the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office are working together on the case. They encourage victims to contact the respective law enforcement agency where they reside. Police also encourage credit card holders to keep tabs on any charges to their cards.

Anyone with information is asked to contact any of the police departments. The WeTip anonymous hotline, which is used by all Greater Lafayette law enforcement agencies, also is available at 1-800-78CRIME (1-800-782-7463).

Writer: Jim Bush, 765-494-2077, jsbush@purdue.edu

Source: Detective Sgt. Matt Rosenbarger, 765-494-8221, mjrosenbarger@purdue.edu

 

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