NC: Charges mount in Asheville credit card fraud case

And yet another where we don’t yet know how data were stolen or acquired. Sabian Warren reports:

Police working in conjunction with the U.S. Secret Service have filed additional charges against a Florida man who police say is involved in a multistate crime operation involving the theft of credit card information.

Abe Nassar, 39, of Brandon, Fla., now faces 22 charges that include financial card fraud, financial card forgery, financial card theft and criminal receipt of goods or services, according to warrants on file at the Buncombe County Magistrate’s Office.


Glen Kessler, assistant special agent with the Secret Service’s North Carolina office in Charlotte, declined to give details about how the credit card information was being stolen, noting that the investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible against other suspects, including federal indictments.

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