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Authorities: Staples Cashier Bilked Customers Out Of $180,000

MAMARONECK, NY (AP) -- A cashier at a Westchester Staples is being accused of selling stolen credit card information in a scam that bilked 50 customers out of more than $180,000.

Police tell The Journal News that 21-year-old Valerie Fajardo, of the Bronx, used a skimming device to capture the credit card information from unsuspecting customers at a Mamaroneck Staples between May and December.

Police say she then sold the information for $6,000 to a man who used it to create fraudulent credit cards to rack up more than $180,000 in purchases.

Fajardo was arrested Tuesday on charges of criminal possession of a forgery device, scheme to defraud and other charges and is being held without bail at the Westchester County jail in Valhalla. Information on her lawyer was not immediately available.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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