UMass-Lowell student charged in Nashua identity theft

A Lowell, Mass., man was arrested just before noon Tuesday, charged with 20 counts of identity fraud, all Class A felonies, police said.

Police said they received information from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell March 17 that a student there, Bounhange Tang, had been collecting credit card information from customers at the CVS Pharmacy, 214 Daniel Webster Highway, where he worked as a pharmacy technician.

Investigators said they found that Tang was taking pictures with his cell phoneof the front and back of customers’ credit cards while processing orders at the pharmacy drive-through window between June and December 2016, then would use the CVS computer to obtain the customers’ personal information and use the information to purchase items online and then resell them, police said. Twenty customers’ information was compromised, according to police, resulting in the identity fraud charges.

Tang’s bail was set at $50,000 cash or surety and he was scheduled to appear in Nashua circuit court on the charges Wednesday.


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