Thieves manufacture cards using stolen credit card info

Thieves manufacture cards using stolen credit card info

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Surveillance footage shows a woman suspected of using a manufactured credit card. Surveillance footage shows a woman suspected of using a manufactured credit card.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. -

Thieves have come up with a way to steal your credit card without ever taking it out of your wallet.

Gainesville Police Cpl. Keith Holbrook said woman bought some gift cards at Publix with a manufactured stolen credit card. The victim was still in possession of the legitimate credit card.

"It wasn't as if her credit card was stolen or missing. Somehow, someway this suspect was able to get her information and then make an actual credit card," said Holbrook.

Holbrook says the fake cards look exactly the same as real ones: same account number, same security number, same black strip.

Police suspect the woman that used a manufactured credit card at this Publix isn't acting alone. They believe she's part of a much larger cyber theft ring.

"These individuals will take this information they will travel around from city to city or different locations and pass through, and as they are passing through, they'll use these stolen credit cards," Holbrook said.

Police are urging people to check their credit card statements for unauthorized charges.

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