Wednesday, July 16, 2008

6 Women Charged in ID Theft Shopping Spree

Many guys will tell you women love to shop. This, however, may have been a little too much store activity.

According to authorities, six women are accused of swiping credit card information and spending more than $1 million in a shopping spree that ran from San Francisco to Sacramento.

The women reportedly used the financial information they obtained to purchase gift cards. Once getting the gift cards, they used them to buy designer purses, expensive electronic gadgets and clothing. The six also reportedly swiped money from ATM machines with the cards.

As the investigation unfolds, authorities report that the six are linked to an international credit card fraud ring, with ties to Eastern Europe.

Ranging in age from 21 to 37, the six are not done with authorities. Three of the women entered guilty pleas to ID theft and fraud, with the other three awaiting trial.

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