TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Teller County sheriff and three of his deputies are among at least 100 people victimized by a credit card scam.

The sheriff said he used his debit card in the town of Divide last week. Suspicious charges started showing up this week.

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The card had been used in stores along the East Coast and in the south.

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“We live in hard economic times and as a result of that these types of crimes are happening,” Teller County Sheriff Mike Ensminger said.

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The sheriff isn’t sure how the crimes happened but his department is investigating. He said it is a lesson that everyone should check their bank accounts frequently.