Daily Archives: October 13, 2010

Three Charged with Stealing More Than $150,000 From Nearly 200 People by Skimming ATM and Credit Cards at Gas Pumps

The California Attorney General’s Office today filed criminal charges against three men who stole more than $100,000 from about 200 people by creating fake credit and debit cards from banking information they skimmed from ATM and credit cards through devices placed inside gas station pumps in Northern California.

“These thieves broke into gas station pumps and installed devices that collected customers’ debit and credit card numbers and ATM PINs,” Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. said, “and later they used that stolen information to create fraudulent cards, make purchases and withdraw thousands of dollars from victims’ accounts.”

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Amber Bryant Remembered by Thousands

By Jim Predmore

Thousands of friends and family gathered Wednesday morning to celebrate the life of Amber Bryant.  38-year-old Amber lost her life last week when she was gunned down on the corner of Cruickshank and La Brucherie in El Centro by her fiancé, Nathan Veliquette, who then took his own life.

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