Duo accused in $78K card fraud scheme - FOX Carolina 21

Duo accused in $78K card fraud scheme

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Rhonda McSwain (left) and Calvin Ross. (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center) Rhonda McSwain (left) and Calvin Ross. (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)

Two Spartanburg neighbors are accused of using counterfeit credit cards to spend more than $78,000 at a local Best Buy store, according to police.

Spartanburg police said they were called to the East Blackstock Road Best Buy on Dec. 13 about a potential fraudulent transaction after two people tried to buy several gift cards.

When police spoke with the shoppers, they said their IDs matched the names on the credit cards but upon further investigation, they learned that the numbers did not belong to them.

Police said the two shoppers, identified as 48-year-old Calvin Ross and 58-year-old Rhonda McSwain, both of Easler Drive, had used seven different Capital One credit card numbers belonging to victims in Summerville, Myrtle Beach, Clemson, Ridgeway, Greenville, Rock Hill and Camden to make numerous purchases on several days between Dec. 1 and Dec. 13 worth a total of $78,487.77 in fraud loss to Capital One and Best Buy.

Ross and McSwain were both arrested on Tuesday and charged with seven counts of obtaining property by false pretences and seven counts of financial transaction card theft, according to jail records.

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