Michael Buck Arrested On Charges of Credit Card Fraud
After a meticulous investigation of four months by police officers from different states including San Francisco, Las Vegas police arrested Michael Buck on charges of credit card fraud. Buck used fake credit cards to lease luxury suites and cars.
Buck Part of Extensive Fraud Ring
Buck, 43, was suspected of white collar crime when he purchased jewelery with a fake credit card at a luxury outlet in Scotts Valley earlier this year. According to Michael Dean, Sergeant of Scotts Valley police, Buck also used the card to rent a hotel room in the area and leased a Mercedes Benz.
Dean stated that Buck is a part of a large credit card fraud ring and that this arrest could help the police get more information about its members. The members of the fraud ring used cards that were manufactured in the same size and shape with credit card numbers of international origin.
Upon investigation by police officials of Scotts Valley, it was revealed that Buck was not a permanent resident while he used the credit cards. Purchases were made in different parts of the county including Capitola and Santa Cruz.
Buck Held at Detention Centre in Clark County
Dean has acknowledged the assistance of police agencies in Las Vegas, San Francisco and Santa Cruz in Buck’s arrest. The aliases used by Buck while purchasing the items with fake credit cards were red-flagged in several counties.
Buck has been arrested on multiple charges including forgery and identity theft. Buck’s interrogation has yielded names of other key players in the fraud ring. Dean announced that request for warrants for the other suspects are in the process of being issued. At present, Buck has been sent to the Detention Center in Clark County. Dean did not comment on when his transfer to Cruz County or the trial will take place.
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