Authorities take crimes related to alleged credit card fraud very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that in one recent case the Secret Service became involved. Now, three California residents between the ages of 27 and 35 are facing charges related to what the Secret Service is calling the "most inclusive and extensive" ever credit card fraud operation to be in the area.
In looking at the allegations, the investigation into the alleged credit card fraud operation actually started last year after a man had his checkbook stolen during a burglary. After the checkbook was stolen, authorities claim the suspects started a rather elaborate scheme to make it look like other people were taking money out of the man's bank account.