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Oswego police seek two men in credit card scheme

Oswego police are seeking these two men connectiwith improper use resident's credit card. | Submitted

Oswego police are seeking these two men in connection with the improper use a resident's credit card. | Submitted

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Updated: March 27, 2014 6:36AM

Oswego police are trying to identify two males who used a cloned copy of a resident’s credit card to make purchases throughout the southern suburbs on Friday.

Police have released video surveillance images of the men, who made $208 worth of purchases at locations in Oak Lawn, Crestwood and Blue Island.

Oswego Police Department Capt. Jeff Burgner said the 34-year-old victim was contacted by her bank about the suspicious purchases, and it was determined that the card had been cloned. Burgner said they do not know where the card was compromised.

“These are challenging cases to solve,” Burgner said. “We have investigated these cases in the past. This time we got lucky and have video [of the suspects].”

Burgner said in the case of cloned credit cards, the card could have the suspect’s name on the front, but the victim’s credit card information embedded into the card’s magnetic strip.

Tips can be called into Kendall County CrimeStoppers at 630-553-5999.

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