Credit card thieves
Express Staff Writer
of a credit card last week from a locked vehicle at the Sun Valley Nordic
Center appears to indicate that a gang of professional credit card thieves
is continuing to work the area.
to Sun Valley Police Chief Cam Daggett, the victim reported that the card
was probably taken from her car Friday. Daggett said she noticed the card
was missing Sunday and notified her credit card company, but by that time
the card had been used to obtain cash at a casino in Nevada.
is the most recent of several that have occurred in the area over the past
year and a half by thieves using the same modus operandióbreaking into
vehicles at isolated parking areas, taking one credit card and relocking
the vehicle. The cards have been used at casinos in Las Vegas to obtain
thousands of dollars in cash.
Most of the
thefts have occurred during the summer at trailhead parking areas near
advised people not to leave credit cards in their vehicles.
little observant," he said. "If you see somebody hanging around
like they donít belong there, donít be afraid to report it to local