Multi-state debit card fraud linked to Hancock Fabrics – police

Linda McGlasson reports:

Bank customers in California, Wisconsin and Missouri are reporting fraudulent ATM withdrawals that police say are tied to transactions conducted with the Hancock Fabrics retail chain.

In California, Napa Police Department spokesman Brian McGovern says 60 residents reported their cards being used by thieves….. At about the same time, as many as 70 Wisconsin victims reported suspicious ATM withdrawals from their accounts, according to Wood and Portage county law enforcement, which also ties the thefts to machines in Hancock Fabrics stores…. And in Missouri, at least 10 customers at Hancock Fabrics in the St. Louis area reported their debit card numbers and pin numbers stolen during the week of November 9.


Hancock Fabrics, Inc. operates 264 stores in 37 states and an Internet store. Stores are primarily located in strip shopping centers.

As of the time of this posting, Hancock has neither denied nor confirmed that they have experienced a breach.

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