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  • Man sought in thefts from RV park

    April 30, 2015 1:17 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Detectives asked for the public's help Thursday identifying a man seen using credit cards which were stolen from an RV park in the town of Livingston. Sheriff's office spokesperson Lori Steele said overnight April 12 and into the 13th someone broke into a number of campers and... more »
  • US consumers increased their borrowing by $11.6 billion

    March 6, 2015 2:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - Consumers increased their borrowing in January at the slowest pace in more than a year with borrowing on credit cards actually declining for the second time in the last three months. The Federal Reserve reports that consumer borrowing expanded $11.6 billion in January following a $17.9 billion gain... more »
  • Police investigating wallet stolen from hospital

    February 18, 2015 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released photos Wednesday of a woman who made purchases with several credit cards stolen from a Baton Rouge hospital this month. Investigators asked for help identifying the woman, who spent more than $1,170 on the cards throughout the Baton Rouge area. Police said the... more »
  • Area of ATM skimmer investigation widens

    January 29, 2015 2:20 PM

    COVINGTON - The swath of customers possibly affected by hackers recent attempts at "skimming" credit card data from several ATMs has been expanded on Thursday afternoon to include Covington and Slidell, according to an announcement by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. Louisiana State Police confirmed with local, state... more »
  • Anonymous credit card data isn't that anonymous, study shows

    January 29, 2015 1:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new study says credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says. Scientists showed they can identify you with more than 90 percent accuracy by looking at just four purchases, three if the price is included - and this is after companies wiped... more »
  • Justice Dept. seeks new tool against data fraud

    September 12, 2014 3:20 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Justice Department officials are pressing Congress for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen credit cards. It's part of an effort to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries. Authorities say the current law is too weak because it... more »
  • Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

    September 8, 2014 4:09 PM

    NEW YORK - Home Depot is confirming that its payment data systems have been breached, and says the hack could affect customers who used cards at U.S. and Canadian stores. The largest U.S. home improvement chain says there is no evidence debit card PINs were compromised, and no evidence online... more »
  • OMV now accepting payment in debit, credit, e-check form

    June 4, 2014 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An official from the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles said residents of the state will now be able to pay their fees using debit cards, credit cards, and electronic checks. Devices have already been installed at locations across the state in an effort to make payment... more »
  • Investigators warn of fraud after ID theft arrest

    February 10, 2014 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities urged people to check their credit card statements after State Police and West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested a woman on suspicion of ID theft. State Police said Monday that investigators believe Chanel Gray, 30, of Jackson stole mail out of people's mailboxes in West... more »
  • Trio busted with stolen I.D.'s from around U.S.

    January 15, 2014 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State troopers arrested three people from Florida after discovering numerous stolen licenses, credit cards and social security cards in a routine traffic stop. Louisiana State Police officers said they pulled over the trio on I-10 in West Baton Rouge Parish for a traffic violation around 7:30... more »
  • Scammers targeting college students

    December 6, 2013 9:11 PM

    HAMMOND- Southeastern is warning students at its campus in Tangipahoa Parish and others at campuses across Louisiana about scammers targeting college students. Police at SLU said salespeople are pretending to sell magazines or asking students to complete credit card applications and are stealing person information. Police are asking... more »
  • Worker arrested in theft from charity

    March 29, 2013 9:08 AM

    MONROE- Monroe police have arrested a 32-year-old woman after she allegedly misused credit cards issued to the local Salvation Army to accumulate more than $30,000 in charges. The News-Star reports police arrested Dana Hill, of West Monroe, Wednesday on a charge of felony theft. Salvation Army spokesman Mark Jones said... more »
  • BR officials on alert after credit card breach check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 2, 2012 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Officials in Baton Rouge are on alert after a major company announced nearly 1.5 million credit card numbers across the nation may have been breached Friday. Global Payments made the announcement. The problem is serious. Global Payments is one of the largest nationwide processing companies, and... more »
  • Credit card alert following security breach

    April 2, 2012 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Officials in Baton Rouge are on alert after a major company announced nearly 1.5 million credit card numbers across the nation may have been breached Friday. Global Payments made the announcement. The problem is serious. Global Payments is one of the largest nationwide processing companies, and... more »
  • APSO looking for women using stolen credit cards, checkbook

    October 27, 2010 4:04 PM

    Authorities are looking for several women who they said stole credit cards and a checkbook then racked up more than $6,000 in purchases at various stores in Ascension Parish. Deputies said the women allegedly stole someone’s wallet from the Gonzales Wal-Mart then used stolen credit cards and a checkbook to... more »
  • Deputies look for pair using stolen credit cards

    October 21, 2010 11:32 AM

    East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies are looking for two men seen using stolen credit cards at the Wal-Mart on North Mall Drive back in August. Investigators said they believe the credit cards were stolen from vehicles between Aug. 5 and the morning of Aug. 6. The two men used... more »
  • Elderly La. woman arrested for stealing identity of friend

    September 24, 2010 1:03 PM

    Authorities say a 74-year-old Shreveport woman has been arrested for stealing the identity of her 87-year-old friend. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says Dorothy Johnson was arrested Friday for identity theft and theft of assets of an aged person. Prator said Johnson opened credit cards using the victim's... more »
  • Two women wanted in connection with vehicle burglaries

    September 21, 2010 4:05 PM

    Detectives are trying to identify two women wanted for questioning in connection with several vehicle burglaries since July. Authorities said at least three vehicles have been broken into in the Brogden Lane/Stumberg Lane area. Detectives said they believe the women stole credit cards from inside the cars and later used... more »
  • Livingston Parish man spends neighbor's money

    April 23, 2010 5:01 PM

    Killian Police say Steven Ford targeted his neighbors living in Tickfaw's Broadmoor. Police were alerted Saturday after checks, credit cards and debit cards disappeared from several homes. Josh Strickland, 69, has lived in Tickfaw's Broadmoor for 20 years. He tells News 2, "This is the first time I've locked... more »
  • Killian man arrested on stolen checks/credit cards

    April 23, 2010 12:15 PM

    Killian Police have arrested as supect for cashing bad checks in Baton Rouge and Hammond. He also was wanted for using stolen credit cards. Today, I'm talking to some of the victims of his crime and will bring you how it's affected them tonight on News 2 at 6pm. more »
  • Woman wanted for using stolen credit card

    January 4, 2010 2:38 PM

    East Baton Rouge Sheriff detectives are on the lookout for a woman that was seen using a stolen credit card. She was caught using it at the Wal-Mart on O'Neal Lane. Deputies say she used the card to buy several items and gift cards totaling a little more... more »

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