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  • Two women wanted for $13K in stolen credit card charges

    June 20, 2016 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police are attempting to identify and locate two women who are wanted in connection of $13,000 of unauthorized charges on stolen credit cards. On May 12, 2016 the two women entered My Sewing Shoppe in the 7600 block of Old Hammond Highway posing as customers.... more »
  • Visa: New technology for chip cards to speed checkout times

    April 19, 2016 9:14 AM

    NEW YORK - Visa says its improving its smart chip-embedded cards, which have been the source of grumbling from businesses and customers forced to wait for transactions to go through. The company said Tuesday that Quick Chip for EMV will let customers dip and remove cards, usually in two seconds... more »
  • Police searching for car burglary suspect

    April 13, 2016 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for a man who they say is responsible for stealing from a vehicle on Tremont Drive in March. According to Baton Rouge Police, the vehicle burglary happened on the 2300 block of Tremont Drive on March 28 around 1 p.m. Police say... more »
  • Credit card skimmers on EBR, Ascension gas pumps

    January 28, 2016 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A task force involving the State Department of Agriculture, U.S. Secret Service and local sheriff’s offices are investigating a recent outbreak of incidents involving credit card skimming devices installed at gas pumps throughout the state. Since June 2015, the task force has found and disabled a... more »
  • Rubio releases GOP charge card statements from 2005-06

    November 7, 2015 7:39 PM

    MIAMI - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has released two additional years of charge card statements in response to questions about his personal spending as a state lawmaker in Florida. The American Express card statements were released by the campaign Saturday and cover expenses in 2005 and 2006. During that... more »
  • 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 »

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