Westlake Man May Be Victim of 'Skimming'
The following arrest information was provided by the Westlake Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
A business trip may have cost a Detroit Road man way more than he expected, and he didn't even raid the mini-bar.
The man reported to Westlake police on June 6 that there had been several fraudulent charges on his business credit card since May 26. Charges ranged from $79 for a Jet Blue flight from San Francisco to southern California, to a $1,162 online purchase from Euro in Macon, Ga. There were attempts at purchases from Micro Center and Hotwire, but those were denied.
Whoever stole the credit card information also tried to use it to get credit cards with Home Shopping Club, Walmart and Home Depot.
The victim thinks his card may have been "skimmed" when it was used for a hotel stay in Boardman. Skimming is where thieves use electronic devices attached to card-swipers and ATMs that store the card information.