Credit Card Scam Netted Hundreds

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Police said as many as 400 people and businesses in Alabama and Georgia may be victims of a scam involving stolen credit card and debit card numbers.

An investigation revealed Wednesday involves hundreds of cases in which card numbers were stolen after cards were used at Huntsville restaurants and carryout businesses.

Huntsville Public Safety Director Rex Reynolds said in a statement police and the FBI have surveillance videos from hotels and discount stores in Oxford and the Atlanta area where suspects were seen using the card numbers.

Police said the suspects on the surveillance videos could be from the Huntsville area.

Police said the joint police and FBI investigation began May 21st, and now may involve as many as 400 victims, including consumers and banks.

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