(Update) Capitol Hill credit card fraud wave ‘adjudicated’ — Secret Service task force claims break in case

jseattle reports:

A special task force that combines Secret Service investigators with local law enforcement experts has made a major break in the case of a large wave of fraudulent activity involving credit card accounts belonging to people who live and work on Capitol Hill, CHS has learned.

According to David A. Iacovetti, Special Agent in Charge of the Electronic Crimes Task Force Seattle office, investigators made a break on the case late Friday night. “We addressed it so no further fraud could be conducted,” Iacovetti said.

Iacovetti would not confirm that this wave involved a skimming device on a point of sale system somewhere on the Hill. Because this is an open and ongoing investigation, Iacovetti said it’s too soon to release details of how the accounts were defrauded but that the situation has been “adjudicated.” “Our guys got on it quick,” Iacovetti said.

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