DeSoto Co. investigates theft of debit card numbers

Published 6:07 pm Thursday, December 13, 2007

DeSoto County authorities say at least 50 county residents have been the victims of a debit card theft ring.

The theft, involving hundreds of thousands of dollars, first surfaced last week, and officials say the list of cardholders reporting losses from use of their debit card numbers continues to grow.

Cmdr. Mark Blackson of the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department, says while the identity thefts occurred in the county, the card numbers are being used mainly in Florida and Texas.

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