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Identity Theft Scheme

Just weeks after News 13 broke the story, investigators have a new lead in the Bojangles debit card scheme that stretches all the way to Atlanta.

Waynesville Police say its the same type of operation that hit millions of Target card holders across the United States. Police say the suspect is a brunette female. She's using a debit card to withdraw thousands of dollars in Atlanta. Money stolen out of a Waynesville bank account that police think is a major identity theft ring.

A spokesman for the Bojangles franchise operator in North and South Carolina confirmed to News 13 a month ago numerous customers had their credit cards hacked.  Now investigators have surveillance photos of a woman at a Decatur, Georgia Bank of America using a fake debit card to get thousands of dollars from an account belonging to Kevin Sandefur of Waynesville.

The card a fake clone card for Kevin's business brewery account. $3,000 gone. Kevin did not use his card at any local Bojangles, but Waynesville Detective Chris Chandler believes the case is linked to the breach.

"If you have the ability to take things that don't belong to you," said Sandefur. "Obviously, it's a very opportunistic person."

Sandefur can only hope someone in Georgia recognizes the suspect and calls police.


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