Police in Sanford, Maine, have arrested a New York man they say used stolen credit card numbers to purchase gift cards.
Karl Jacques, 25, of Brooklyn, is accused of using the credit cards to purchase $4,800 in gift cards.
Police say the scam usually begins when skimmers are placed on ATMs. The numbers are then sold online and fake credit cards are made using these numbers. These cards are then typically used until the spending limit is reached or the bank shuts the card off.
On Tuesday, the Hannaford supermarket in Sanford reported the credit card fraud to police. Upon investigation, police found similar incidents happened at the Hannaford markets in Wells, North Berwick and York.
Jacques was arrested outside the Hannaford in Waterboro and seized the gift cards and 40 credit cards bearing his name.
Jacques was held on $25,000 bail and is expected to appear in court Wednesday.
It was not immediately clear if he has an attorney.