Unpaid cab fare reveals credit card fraud

A 30 year-old woman was busted in a credit card scheme after attempting to pay for for her cab ride with a stolen card number.

  • Mar. 19, 2012 7:00 a.m.

There’s no such things as a free ride for credit card fraudsters.

A taxi driver called police requesting assistance just before 4 a.m. last Wednesday (March 14) when a woman appeared unable to pay her cab fare. When the 30-year-old’s credit card was declined, she offered to manually enter the card number. Police say the woman and her accomplices had been using an expired credit card and keying in a stolen card number that didn’t match the one on the card. The driver didn’t allow the woman to use the stolen number and the matter remains under investigation.