Suspected Scammers Arrested in Ft. Oglethorpe

Reported by: Bill Mitchell

Edited by: David Moore
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Updated: 9/06/2013 7:27 pm
FORT OGLETHORPE, GA (WDEF)- Fort Oglethorpe police are investigating a scam that may be part of a multi-state crime ring---one that creates its own sophisticated credit cards.
Two people are being held in the Catoosa county jail.

Watches, expensive handbags and shoes, electronic devices, and a thousand dollars in cash.
This merchandise was found in a rental car Thursday night after two people tried to use a fake credit card at the Fort Oglethorpe K-Mart.

CHIEF JEFF HOLCOMB, FORT OGLETHORPE POLICE "You have a person fleeing the scene...from using a credit card that they wouldn't accept, that's a red flag you need to get a detective on the scene."

Two people now held on an open charge of credit card fraud.
The first is tentatively identified as 19 year old Terrance Jacquese Miller of Rock Hill South Carolina.
The female identified as 20 year old Amber Danielle Brown of Walterboro, South Carolina.
They apparently were traveling cross country.

DET.TIM MITCHELL, FT.OGLETHORPE P.D. "Due to the reciepts they had in the car...we can tell where they've been ..And they appear to have what we're going to call a hit list."

DET. MITCHELL MOORE, FT. OGLETHORPE POLICE "We were able to make several contacts this morning early and eventually spoke to the right person at the South Carolina state police and they were able tom fill us in on exactly how deep this went."

Chief Holcomb said the male suspect led them on a footchase from the K-Mart across the street to the Arby's parking lot.
The female suspect later picked him up in a rental car, but both were arrested moments later on Lafayette Road.
It appears they were making the credit cards with their own embosser.

DET. MITCHELL MOORE "The technology that we're seeing..the ability to emboss cards and to imprint the financial date into the magnetic strip is pretty high-end technology."

The case is still unraveling as more police agencies get involved.
Detectives say the two suspects had a list of cities and stores which appeared to be a list of possible target as they moved from the Atlanta area toward Nashville.
More charges are pending against them.



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