Theft Ring Uncovered in Bay County

The Bay County Sheriff's Office released information today on the actions of a group of individuals responsible for thousands of dollars in losses due to the theft of credit card numbers and the use of counterfeit credit cards in Bay County and, possibly, the entire Panhandle.

While investigating the theft and fraudulent use of a credit card by a victim BCSO Criminal investigators developed information that a group of suspects were involved.

The suspects, three black males and two black females, are believed to have conducted numerous transactions in mid-March using counterfeit credit cards encoded with stolen numbers.

The group has been captured on security cameras in businesses using the fraudulent cards.

Anyone with information on these suspects is asked to contact Investigator Craig Romans of the Bay County Sheriff's Office by telephone at (850) 248-2075 or email at, or Crime Stoppers at 785-TIPS.

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