Thieves using fake credit cards with real number

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FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — Police in a city south of Indianapolis are seeking a man and woman suspected of using fake credit cards that swipe just like real ones.

Franklin Police Det. Adam Joseph tells WTHR-TV that realistic “cloned cards” are created using a stolen credit card number.

Police say the pair have used the cloned cards at at least five stores in the Johnson County area south of Indianapolis. One store turned down the card, though why is unclear.

Joseph says the victim of the fraud is from southern Indiana. He doesn’t know how the suspects got his credit card number.

Police say the thieves use the fake card to buy gift certificates which they can later use or sell for cash.

The victim has lost about $1,500.

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