DENVER, Colo. (WTAQ) - Six people from Oakland California are accused of using fake credit cards to get cash and numerous items in Wisconsin and 6 other states.
A federal indictment in Colorado said banks and stores were conned into bypassing the normal authentication process to approve a host of transactions.
The indictment only listed those from Colorado – but it said the fake credit cards were also used in Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska, North Dakota, Missouri, and Utah.
Prosecutors said the group put a toll free number on the back of the false credit cards. And when a store employee called, a group member would explain the process of overriding the normal authentications.