Police Investigating Debit Card Fraud

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RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, CAMBRIA COUNTY – Police out of Cambria County are asking residents to check their bank statements, saying there’s been a series of debit card fraud in the area.
 
Richland Township Police Chief Michael Burgan told WTAJ this is an issue happening across several municipalities including Richland Township, the city of Johnstown and Geistown Borough.
 
He says they began noticing this debit card fraud problem two weeks ago. Various banks and credit unions have frozen accounts due to suspicious activity from out of the area. Chief Burgan says that area has been narrowed down to the east coast. Most of the charges are coming from the New York City, Philadelphia and Allentown area. 

He asks the public to be alert. Some of the charges are for minor amounts so people may barely notice, but they certainly add up. Others have been charged for hundreds of dollars.

The chief suggests checking your bank account daily. He says law enforcement is working with various banks and credit unions to fix the problem, but it always helps if the public is checking.

We will have much more information on this issue on WTAJ News tonight.

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