After a collaboration between several South Carolina law enforcement agencies, a 26-year-old woman who is suspected of stealing other people's credit card information was recently arrested outside a hotel in Richland County. She now faces 16 counts of credit card fraud, along with some charges for credit card theft in Kershaw County. Authorities said ongoing investigations in other cities and counties might result in additional charges being filed against the suspect.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office reports that complaints of fraudulent transactions on the debit cards of several people have been received from Safe Federal Credit Union and Mid-Carolina over several months. Allegedly, the woman illegally obtained credit card information from consumers in South Carolina and used it for purchases made both locally and in other states. By gathering information from surveillance material and social media sites, investigators managed to identify the woman who became the primary suspect.