UDF stores targeted by elaborate credit card scheme

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Police say several United Dairy Farmer stores have been targeted by an elaborate credit card scheme.

Investigators say the suspect(s) are scrambling store satellite signals by climbing the roof of the business and covering the receivers with aluminum foil. 

The suspects then use stolen credit cards to purchase prepaid Visa cards and/or fuel.  The credit card system is offline during the transaction and the business is unaware until the suspect(s) are gone. The credit card system remains down until the aluminum foil is removed.

Any agencies that have experienced similar offenses are asked to contact Det. Mike Winstead with Cincinnati Police District Two at 513-979-4430.

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