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Police investigating credit card fraud in Lake City


LAKE CITY, Minn. (KTTC) -- Lake City police are investigating dozens of reports that residents' credit cards are being used fraudulently across the country and in some cases around the world.

Now they say they know of 30 to 50 cases, but are working with banks to find out if there could be even more.

Police say most of the cards have been used at local merchants in Lake City, but they have not been able to narrow it down to one location.

They say the reports so far are only local, and are asking people to be proactive and monitor their accounts.

"Being that it could be something local we would definitely recommend that people be more proactive than they normally would be in that if they're even able to at this point cancel a card and request a new one just as a precaution, I would definitely go ahead and recommend that," said Sgt. Bill Weist of the Lake City Police.

Currently the case is being handled by the Lake City Police investigative unit, but they say they are considering branching out and asking for help from other, larger agencies.

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