Posted: Sep 24, 2010 11:47 AM
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - A multi-agency investigation has
uncovered a widespread credit card fraud in the Natchitoches area
that netted about $50,000 in losses to card owners.
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. tells The Times
that the investigation centers on transactions made at a
Natchitoches restaurant, which apparently was the victim of a
"sophisticated criminal that hacked into the server they use to
process credit card transactions."
Jones said the restaurant had nothing to do with the fraud.
He said the investigation traced the illegal transactions to
Romania. So far, deputies have identified over 30 cases of credit