Online Fraud Being Investigated
Sioux Falls Police are looking into a fraud case where a Minnehaha County woman’s bank account was tapped for 17 $100 purchases, possibly gift cards, from Starbuck’s Online.
Detective Jon Carda says it happened some time after the woman used her bank debit card to make a purchase at a Starbuck’s in Sioux Falls. He says she checked her bank account and noticed that the money had been taken out.
Carda says the 34-year-old woman noticed the theft quickly enough that police believe they have a path to follow, although he says investigators don’t know if it happened locally or whether Starbucks Online has been hacked.
He says the woman has taken the necessary steps to change her account numbers.
Carda says the case illustrates the importance of monitoring your bank accounts and making sure they’re not improperly used.