Global ID theft ring busted in NY

More than 100 people have been indicted in an identity theft ring


Associated Press

NEW YORK — More than 100 people have been indicted in an identity theft ring that New York authorities say involved bank tellers, store employees and restaurant workers skimming customers' personal information.

Law enforcers say group was based in the New York City borough of Queens but had ties to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and District Attorney Richard Brown said Friday the criminals specialized in counterfeit credit cards.

Authorities say the thieves went on shopping sprees with the counterfeit cards. The high-end goods were later sold on the street.

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