Colo. Enterprise Branch Victim of Credit Card Scam

Enterprise Rent-A-Car was one of the victims of a national bank fraud ring, which scammed thousands of dollars from banks and businesses in six states, according to the Denver Post.

The fraud ring, which originated in California, was broken up in Colorado when a state jury indicted six of the members, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said Monday.

The indictment alleges that the ring made fake credit cards and obtained a 1-800 number, which was printed on the back of the card. When cashiers at the bank or sales people at the stores were unable to authenticate the fake credit cards, they would call the 800 number, which rang to other members of the ring, according to the Post.

Suthers said ring members answering the phones would convince bank and store employees that the cards were legitimate, allowing purchases and cash advances.

He said the losses exceeded $65,000.

In addition to fraud, a member of the ring allegedly stole a car from an Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Aurora, Colo.

The indictment alleges that Salina Lactaoen went to the Enterprise outlet on Sept. 10, 2009, identified herself as Lisha Bell, and presented one of the fraudulent credit cards to rent a car. The 2010 Ford Fusion that she rented was recovered on Oct. 8, 2009, according to the Post.

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