Cops Bust Crime Ring With Pricey Taste

The tentacles reached all the way to Russia and Ukraine

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009  |  Updated 8:45 AM EDT
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Cops Bust Crime Ring With Pricey Taste

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A Bentley was among the cars seized.

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Law enforcers say they've taken down a New York-based international criminal ring that specialized in credit card, real estate and auto insurance scams.

The tentacles of this massive scam reached all the way to Russia and Ukraine and the players had some expensive taste, officials said.
    
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes is discussing details on Wednesday afternoon.
    
The Secret Service also investigated the case. It's resulted in 13 indictments and the seizure of luxury cars, including a Bentley, Mercedes and Land Rover.
    
Among other things, the criminals bought credit card numbers from Web sites based in other countries. Then they made fake cards used for purchases at U.S. stores.

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