Richland County Debit Card Fraud

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department and Richland Center Police Department report that the two departments are investigating multiple fraud complaints involving identity theft/debit card fraud.

According to authorities, it appears that debit card numbers along with pin numbers were compromised when the cards were recently used at area businesses. Fraudulent purchases and withdrawals have been reported by local residents. Law Enforcement recommends you monitor your accounts for unauthorized transactions and report any suspicious account activity to your financial institution and your local law enforcement. Law Enforcement also recommends when using your debit card, take care to shield your PIN number.

One of the fraud cases came in over the weekend when a local resident advised that her debit card was used to make fraudulent purchases at seven different Wal-Mart stores. The incident happened Friday, March 24th for approximately $850 dollars. Purchases were made from the Sun Prairie, Madison West & East, Stoughton, Baraboo and Lake Delton Wal-Mart stores. Law enforcement was able to get photos of two suspect parties and their vehicle. Both suspect parties are male Hispanics in their late 20's early 30's and suspect vehicle is a newer white Hummer with unknown plate. If you have nay information regarding this complaint please contact the Richland County Sheriff's Department at 608-647-2106.