Ashley Dover, 22, Olivia Ray, 20, Tashanna Toler, 18, and Kieariah Collins, 20, all of Illinois, were arrested at a Target in Flowood, Mississippi, for their participation in a major credit card fraud operation, reports WLBT.com.
Dover, a Jackson State University student, had an entire credit card making system in her dorm room, including embossing and tipping machines, according to Flowood and JSU police officers.
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“They put in a tipping machine which would overlay the card with whatever design they liked. Nascar, Regents Bank, Trustmark Bank, any of those things, “said Detective Lloyd Coulter. “We know right now 54 credit cards have been compromised as of right now, only four victims have come forward. My understanding is they had an inside source at the bank that leaked out the information.”
To date, it has been proven that the women have spent over $35,000 dollars at local businesses in the Jackson area, purchasing high-end items then selling them for cash. According to authorities, the ring reached as far away as North Carolina.
The four women are being held in Rankin County Jail with 16 felony charges, including identity theft and credit card fraud. Their bond is $450,000each, reports WLBT.
The U. S. Secret Service is assisting in the investigation.