Huntsville, Alabama (June 6, 2007) The investigation of hundreds of cases involving the compromised credit and debit card numbers that have been stolen through local Huntsville eateries has now spread across Alabama and Georgia. Huntsville Public Safety Director Rex Reynolds said Investigators with the Huntsville Police Department and the FBI have obtained surveillance videos from businesses across Alabama and the Atlanta area, where suspects were caught using the cards. Reynolds said, "We need the public's assistance to help us identify these suspects who are on a spending spree. We also need law enforcement agencies to look at these pictures so that if they catch a suspect, they won't just press charges of a single card theft, but contact our Investigators to determine if they are part of the Huntsville connection."
Reynolds said the joint investigation began May 21st with the first reported cases. On May 24th the Huntsville Department of Public Safety notified the media and consumers in North Alabama of the comprised credit/debit card numbers. Now the case involves as many as 400 victims to include consumers and banking institutions. Consumers should pay close attention to their banking statements and if they discover any discrepancies, contact their financial institution immediately.
Investigators say the suspects on the surveillance videos released today could be from the Huntsville area. If they know these individuals, they should contact Huntsville Police Investigator Dwight Hasty at (256) 427-5436, or (256) 722-7100.
Surveillance videos of suspects in stolen credit/debit card numbers