Hundreds of credit, debit card numbers stolen across Texas, cops say

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LUBBOCK, Texas (Nexstar) — Police in West Texas are investigating a case involving hundreds of debit and credit cards believed to have been stolen from victims across the Lone Star State.

The Lubbock Police Department’s Forgery Squad believes that one or more suspects used stolen credit and debit card information to withdraw money from Vista Bank and First Capital Bank ATMs in Lubbock and branches in other cities.

The unlawful withdrawals amounted to nearly $62,000 and took place between Jan. 10 and Jan. 14, from ATMs on the South Plains using the stolen card information.

“It is likely the majority of the victims live in other parts of Texas, Lubbock Police spokesperson Tiffany Taylor said. “While the card information was used at Vista and First Capital Bank ATMs, the victims may bank at other businesses.”

The case is being investigated by the Lubbock Police Department and federal investigators, Taylor said.

Police urge Texans to review their bank accounts to check for unauthorized ATM withdrawals from Vista or First Capital Bank.

People are encouraged to contact investigators at 806-775-2814 with information about suspicious ATM withdrawals. For a list of Vista Bank locations in Texas, click here. For a list of First Capital Bank branch locations, click here.

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