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FDL Police Make Arrests in Skimming Cases

Fond du Lac Police say two men from California have been
arrested in connection to a series of credit card frauds and skimming incidents
in the City of Fond du Lac. Police were called after a person noticed two men
acting suspiciously at the ATM at Marine Credit Union on Rees Street around
5:15 pm Sunday. Police tracked down the suspects and arrested them after a
short chase. The men, ages 26 and 35 , are Romanian immigrants that currently
live in Anaheim, California. Around 137 forged or cloned credit cards and $7.500
cash was found in the suspects’ car. Police believe the incident is connected
to a series of fraudulent transactions that were reported over the Memorial Day
weekend, but the two men arrested are not the same suspects from earlier
incidents. The men are believed to be part of a nationwide Romanian organized
crime ring that has been targeting local areas by stealing credit & debit
card information by using skimming devices. The men are being held in the County
Jail awaiting formal charges.