Staples Cashier Charged in Credit Card Scam

Valerie Fajardo, 21, of the Bronx, used a skimming device to capture the credit card information, police say

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012  |  Updated 9:19 PM EDT
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Staples Cashier Charged in Credit Card Scam

A skimmer is used with a tiny camera that records customers' PIN numbers.

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A cashier at a Westchester Staples is being accused of selling stolen credit card information in a scam that bilked 50 customers out of more than $180,000.

Police tell The Journal News that 21-year-old Valerie Fajardo, of the Bronx, used a skimming device to capture the credit card information from unsuspecting customers at a Mamaroneck Staples between May and December.

Police say she then sold the information for $6,000 to a man who used it to create fraudulent credit cards to rack up more than $180,000 in purchases.

Fajardo was arrested Tuesday on charges of criminal possession of a forgery device, scheme to defraud and other charges and is being held without bail at the Westchester County jail in Valhalla. Information on her lawyer was not immediately available.
 

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