Detroit area men arrested for credit card fraud in Fox Cities

Police have arrested four men from the Detroit area for credit card fraud in Northeast Wisconsin.

The men are facing multiple charges, including Fraud Against a Financial Institution and Credit Card Forgery, according to the Appleton Police Department.

On Oct. 26, Appleton Police received a report of suspicious credit card transactions at a local store.

An employee told officers a group of men using multiple credit cards came in to buy gift cards.  The employee recognized that as suspicious behavior and took down a description of the suspects and a license plate number.

Investigators found out the group had moved to the Green Bay area, where they had purchased more gift cards and a large amount of cigarettes.

Green Bay police located the suspects, and Appleton investigators obtained a search warrant for their vehicle.

Police say one of the suspects had a large number of gift cards and cigarettes.

Another suspect admitted to buying stolen credit card information and a card reader with the intention of shopping the cards in the Fox Cities.

Three of the suspects are from Ferndale, Michigan, and one of the suspects is from Detroit.

The suspects are due in court at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.


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