3 from Chicago arrested in card ‘re-encoding’ scheme in Priceville

3 from Chicago arrested in card ‘re-encoding’ scheme in Priceville
Dangela Tripp-Jackson, John McCaster Jr., and Demetrious Green

PRICEVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Priceville Police Department posted about three arrests in what they say is a growing trend.

On Monday, Priceville police arrested Dangela Tripp-Jackson, John McCaster Jr., and Demetrious Green, all from Chicago, Illinois. All three are charged with 18 counts of encoded data fraud, a class C felony, and a misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charge.

The police department wrote this about the crime:

The charge of Encoded Data Fraud goes hand in hand with Identity Theft. Criminals are using stolen credit/debit card information to “re-encode” gift cards, prepaid cards, etc. to steal from innocent victims. It is becoming a growing trend for these criminals to travel the interstates and take advantage of small businesses nearby. More charges are possible as Police uncover new evidence. Each subject remains in the Morgan County Jail with a $45,500 bond.
Priceville Police Department

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