Secret Service Discovers $28 Million in Credit Card Theft


A U.S. Secret Service investigation resulted in the arrest of five men for their involvement in a sophisticated credit card and identity theft scheme.

A nationwide operation that involved the Secret Service New York Field Office, Miami Field Office, Orlando Field Office and Atlantic City Resident Office led to the arrests of James Beckish, Richard Witcher, James Toner, Peter O’Brien and Joseph Anthony Demaria. Each were arrested for their role in operating a series of companies used as cover to place approximately $28 million of unauthorized charges on thousands of consumers’ credit cards.

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