Two men arrested in Fond du Lac credit card skimming incidents

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FOND DU LAC (WLUK) -- Two men were arrested in connection with a number of credit card skimming incidents in Fond du Lac and officials say they could be involved in a much wider investigation.

Police say on Sunday around 5:00 p.m. a citizen reported seeing suspicious behavior at an ATM at the Marine Credit Union on W. Rees Street.

Police located the suspect vehicle and after a brief foot-chase, the two men, ages 26 and 35, both Romanian immigrants from Anaheim, California, were arrested.

Police recovered approximately 137 forged or cloned credit cards with about $7,500 in cash inside the vehicle.

Investigators believe this incident could be connected with a number of fraudulent ATM transactions that occurred in Oshkosh in May.

Although the same men arrested in Oshkosh are not the same men arrested in Fond du Lac, the US Secret Service believes all the suspects are part of a nationwide Romanian organized crime ring targeting local areas by stealing credit and debit card information by using skimming devices.

The men arrested in Fond du Lac are in custody, awaiting formal charges.

Fond du Lac police did not say if the two men arrested were the same men in surveillance images released last month.

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