GM workers in Lansing victimized by out-of-state credit-card fraud

John Agar reports:

Police say 50 workers at the General Motors assembly plant near Lansing have reported fraudulent use of their credit and debit cards.

Unauthorized charges have been made at out-of-state businesses, Eaton County Sheriff’s Department reported.


That scenario has played out in recent months in the Grand Rapids area – with arrests of suspects using stolen account information.

Kent County sheriff’s deputies have arrested two groups of East Coast men who allegedly encoded stolen account numbers onto other credit cards to make fraudulent purchases at large retailers, including Meijer Inc. stores. The suspects allegedly bought gift cards using stolen information, the government said.

It was unclear where the account numbers originated.

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