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Sep 28, 2011 3:01 PM by Stephanie Collins

Several cases of credit card fraud reported in Teller County

The Teller County Sheriff's Office says they've received several reports of credit card fraud from residents over the last week or so.

Among the victims, four employees at the Sheriff's Office, including Sheriff Mike Ensminger who says, "They don't discriminate," when referring to those taking the account numbers.

Sheriff Ensminger tells News 5 that he noticed a $120 charge on his account this morning from Facebook, that he says he didn't make. He speculates that whoever took his account number made a fake Facebook account with it and started racking up charges. The sheriff adds that others in Teller County have reported seeing fraudulent charges from Walmart, Walgreens and other similar stores.

While they aren't quite sure yet how its happening, the Sheriff says the charges appear to be coming from the East Coast. If you think you've been a victim of credit card fraud call law enforcement.

If you're in Teller County, call the Sheriff's office at (719) 687-9652. We'll have more on this story tonight on News 5.

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