Lafrance Hospitality Corporation breached; over 100 fraud victims

Westport police have received information that about 100 people are victims of thieves who used identification information from Lafrance Hospitality Corporation to create fraudulent copies of patrons’ credit and debit cards.

It is believed that Lafrance Hospitality’s credit and debit system was breached electronically beginning in February, police said.

Lafrance Hospitality includes many businesses, including White’s of Westport and Bittersweet Farm. Anyone who has been a patron of either restaurant since Feb. 1 is asked by police to review their credit and debit accounts to determine if any suspicious activity has taken place.

The fraudulent cards were used this past week throughout the United States, police said. They were created with patrons’ valid credit and debit card numbers.

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