ID Theft Ring Placed Skimmers In Taco Bell, Stole Cards From Gym Lockers

Credit card skimmers aren’t just on ATMs and in grocery stores, apparently they’re at Taco Bell. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that a ID theft ring was busted for skimming credit card numbers at a Taco Bell as well as stealing cards from people’s gym lockers.

Two of the culprits got 10 year sentences for crimes including racketeering and identity theft and a third is awaiting sentencing.

[The thieves] used a computer in [one of the thieves] apartment to load credit card numbers stolen from Taco Bell patrons and gym members onto old credit cards, which were then used at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Toys-R-Us and other retailers.

Police said all three “skimmed” credit card numbers from cards stolen out of locked and unlocked gym lockers.

Something to keep in mind when you’re deciding what to bring to the gym, we suppose.

3 convicted in ID theft ring targeting Taco Bell, gym patrons [Colorado Springs Gazette]
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