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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Credit card fraud of a different kind is taking place in Oro Valley.

Police are dealing with a handful of cases where suspects are reproducing people's cards and making fraudulent purchases.

But the cards themselves are never lost or stolen.

September 7th this year: two guys walk into the Oro Valley Walmart with a wallet full of fraudulent credit cards.  At the time, nobody even thinks twice because they go through a self-checkout aisle and buy about $250 in merchandise.

That is, until those fraudulent charges show up on the account of an unsuspecting victim.

This is one of several such cases Oro Valley Police Department's currently dealing with.

Criminals who somehow, some way get their hands on credit card information.

They never actually steal the cards in question.

But they're able to reproduce them and use them to make illegal purchases.

"What we've learned that's a little unique about this case was that the victim actually never lost her credit card or debit card, so the information was either skimmed or recreated somehow," says Lt. Kara Riley of Oro Valley Police Dept.

We viewed surveillance video from the Oro Valley Walmart.

In it we saw two younger-looking men, probably in their late 20s to early 30s who go straight to self-checkout.

They only have a few items.

But it appears they try to purchase each item a different card.

Many of them appear to be declined.

Most of them, recreated or stolen.

"There was a fraudulent charge of approximately $250," Riley says, referring to the surveillance tape.

That's when the legitimate owner of that card realized her account had been compromised.

She did the right thing.

"We're asking of the public is keep an eye on your accounts both credit and debit cards," Riley says.

And she contacted the authorities immediately.

Police were able to pinpoint the time and place these guys used her information to make that purchase.

Since then, somebody's tried to use that account six more times at several locations in Nevada.

The suspects left Walmart that day in what appears to be a black-colored Dodge or Chrysler sedan.

They haven't been seen since.

If you have any information about the suspects in this story or if you believe you've been victimized of any kind of credit card fraud, call 911 or 88-CRIME, the Pima County Attorney's anonymous tip line.

A reward up to $1,000 will go to the person whose tip leads to an arrest in this unsolved case.

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