Thieves Use Milton Residents Debit Cards in Brazil, Canada
The following information was supplied by the Milton police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A Deerfield Parkway resident's debit card seemed to make a trip to Brazil, but she didn't accompany it.
When the fraud victim tried to use her debit card, it was declined. After a check with Bank of North Georgia, she learned a fraud alert was placed on the account because of the two purchases worth $72 made in Brazil. She said the card was in her permission until the bank destroyed it. The bank promised a refund once she filed a police report, which she did with Milton police on Oct. 5.
Another resident tried to pay for gas at a Publix in Cherokee County when his debit card was declined on Sept. 29, he told Milton police on Oct. 1. Bank of North Georgia told him also that four fraudulent purchases were made in Brazil on his account.
And a Birmingham Highway resident also told police on Oct. 5 that his debit card had been used for fraudulent purchases, again in Brazil, by the bank.
He learned about the fraud when a server at a local restaurant told him on Sept. 26 his card was declined.
Also on Oct. 5, a Sweetbrier Drive resident reported to Milton police on that same day someone used his debit card information to make a $493 withdrawal from a bank in Canada.
For questions about this blotter, email Bob Pepalis.