Authorities release photo of skimming suspect

Authorites are looking for a man they say was able to clone credit cards and purchase items at two Walmart stores.

March 20, 2014 9:06:33 AM PDT
Harris County deputies want to find a man who used a fake credit card to buy $200 gift cards from Walmart stores.

Deputies say he used a tactic called 'skimming', where information is illegally copied from the magnetic strip on the back of a debit or credit card. Authorities say a Harris County District Court judge was part of a list of thousands who have had their identities stolen.

Like so many victims, the judge had no idea there was a problem until after the purchases were made.

Scammers use a fake or cloned card and then run up charges using your account information.

Call Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS if you recognize the man. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identity and arrest of this suspect.

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