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.READ MORE: Victims Identified In Colorado Springs Mass Shooting At Birthday Party
The card had been used in stores along the East Coast and in the south.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Rush On Wedding Planning Due To New Engagements, 2020 Postponements
“We live in hard economic times and as a result of that these types of crimes are happening,” Teller County Sheriff Mike Ensminger said.MORE NEWS: Educator Maggie Stastny Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison After Having Sex With Inmate At Juvenile Detention Center
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.