Authorities Nab One of Northwest Card Skimmers–Hit Tri-Cities Too
That card skimming scheme that hit the Tri-Cities in February, even harder than our snow.
You probably recall seeing this guy, his image was captured using stolen ID to withdraw money from an account with a fraudulent debit card.
Pasco Police Detective Julie Lee was able to link up with other agencies who were also investigating these schemes, and with their combined intel, put together a pretty good bio on the group. This led to the Federal Government getting involved, and the net got much bigger.
We now know he was arrested in Portland, OR on Saturday the 27th. Authorities say he is from Romania and was in the U.S. on a fake passport.
The U.S. Secret Service has now taken over the investigation, leading many to believe this could be part of a very large operation.