4 Teens Face Felony Charges after Allegedly Using ‘Dump’ Cards

Gift Card Fraud

Four Michigan men were jailed Sunday after Patton Township police in Pennsylvania accused them of stealing more than $3,300 worth of merchandise and gift cards from Target. Chancellor Taylor, 18; Martez Ryan, 19; Russell Fortner, 18 and Joshua Skaggs, 18, conspired to steal two Apple Watches, Apple headphones and socks from Target along Colonnade Boulevard on Sunday, Patton Township police wrote in an affidavit of probable cause filed Sunday. An attorney was not listed for any of the men.

The four men were stopped in a Target parking lot in Blair County after employees at the State College store reported the alleged thefts, police wrote.Skaggs said he was paid by Taylor and Ryan to drive while they, along with Fortner, made two purchases using “dump” cards — meaning the transactions appeared as if they were paid to a credit card, though nothing was paid — police wrote. The purchases were recorded on the store’s security system, and the items were found in the vehicle, according to… Centre Daily News

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