OPD makes credit card scam arrests
Published 12:00 pm Thursday, February 11, 2016
Two Memphis men have been arrested for allegedly using stolen credit cards to purchase unsecured prepaid gift cards in Oxford that could be part of a larger scam covering the Mid-South area.
According to OPD, Olive Branch Police Department contacted OPD after arresting Deon Darden, 26, and Daniel Jackson, 27, both of Memphis on several counts of credit card fraud. Investigators claim the two were also responsible for several incidents of credit card fraud in Oxford at Home Depot, Office Depot and Kroger.
Reports show that Darden and Jackson went into the businesses and allegedly purchased multiple MasterCard gift cards in numerous amounts with fraudulent credit cards.
The two were picked up and arrested Monday in Olive Branch and transported to Oxford where they were booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center on a $20,000 bond each.
OPD said the victims were notified and they told investigators they had no idea their credit card information had been stolen.
Investigators believe there could be more victims and are urging residents to check their credit card accounts and report any possible fraud to OPD at 662-232-2400.