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Montgomery County police are looking for a man they say used stolen credit card data to purchase more than $44,000 worth of merchandise and gift cards from county businesses.

Surveillance images from transactions made this year were posted to the police department’s official blog on Friday. The police department’s financial crimes division has been investigating 12 incidents dating to 2012, Montgomery County police said in a news release.

In late 2012, a man obtained credit card data and used the information to “clone” more credit cards, which were used at Target, Safeway and Giant Food stores in the county, police said in the news release.

Police said they did not know how the male was able to obtain the data or where he got it from.

Police have asked anyone with information to call the financial crimes division at 240-773-6330. Tipsters also can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).



tarnold@gazette.net