Sheriffs investigator among recent victims of credit card fraud - WKRN News 2

Sheriffs investigator among recent victims of credit card fraud

Posted: Updated: Nov 14, 2012 04:22 PM
Cheatham County Sgt. Travis Walker's credit card was recently compromised. Cheatham County Sgt. Travis Walker's credit card was recently compromised.
ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. -

A longtime Cheatham County lawman now knows what it's like to be a victim after his credit card was compromised.

As it turns out, the deputy is one of five victims from the Ashland City area whose credit card numbers were fraudulently obtained and used in the New York City area.

Sgt. Travis Walker has been a lawman for 18 years.  Last weekend he received a call from his bank asking if he'd made a purchase totaling nearly $800 in New York City.

"I said I was not in New York and I have never been in New York," Walker told Nashville's News 2.

As an investigator with the sheriff's office, Walker says he's now looking for the common denominator or a place where all the victims recently were such as a local restaurant or gas station.

In the meantime, there are other similarities in case.

All five victims live in Cheatham County and bank at the same bank and all have had their credit cards used at Target stores in the New York City area.

Walker says his card was used at the store in Flushing, New York where the thieves spent $777.11.

Others victims' card numbers were utilized at Target stores in Brooklyn and in Manhattan.  Strangely, the total charged to those cards was also $777.11

Walker told Nashville's News 2, "I've worked credit cards before and it is a lot of dead ends but I can see how they feel about it now and it will push me to work even harder."

While he continues to look for the common denominator, Walker says he expects more victims to come forward.

He hopes to pull video form the New York Target stores and the "common denominator" once he figures out what it is.

Anyone who feels they have also been victimized or has more information is urged to call Sgt. Walker at the Cheatham County Sheriff's Office.

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