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13 arrested for one of the largest-ever credit card fraud schemes

Defendants accused of $200 million scam that crossed eight countries and 28 states

On Monday, federal authorities arrested 13 people in conjunction with an enormous international credit card fraud scheme, filled with fake identities, altered credit reports and other forms of intrigue.

According to authorities, the scheme is one of the largest credit card fraud cases ever brought by the Department of Justice, involving eight countries and 28 states, and scamming financial institutions out of more than $200 million. Federal prosecutors filed a criminal complaint in New Jersey.

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