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.

Read more on CBS. D.A. Vance’s press release can be found here and it mentions other garages and skimming incidents in NYC parking garages.

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