NYC: 7 Indicted In Credit Card Fraud Scheme At Midtown Parking Garage
CBS News reports:
Seven people were indicted Wednesday on charges of stealing credit card information from customers at the Midtown parking garage.
The defendants were accused of using credit card-skimming devices to steal account information from the Eastway Tenant Parking Garage on West 49th Street, and creating counterfeit cards to buy Apple products at the B&H Photo and Video Store, on Ninth Avenue, between September and November 2011.
They were charged in a 165-count indictment with conspiracy, grand larceny, identity theft, criminal possession of a forged instrument, criminal possession of stolen property, and scheme to defraud.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said Eastway garage parking attendant Chinoy Shaw, 27, used a small electronic skimmer to record unsuspecting customers’ credit card information from the cards’ magnetic stripes. More than 50 customers had their identities stolen, prosecutors said.