• Man arrested in credit card scheme targeting Premium Outlets store


    A man accused of being a part of a ring that authorities said stole credit cards then bought more than $70,000 in fraudulent merchandise from central Florida Walmarts is in trouble with the law again.

    This time, federal agents said they nabbed Thonnie Grisby for allegedly being part of an operation that stole credit card numbers from shoppers at the outlets.

    “It’s a shame on cashing in on the vulnerability of the tourists and wouldn’t help the reputation of the outlets and the shops,” said shopper Steven Cooper.

    Court papers said Grisby was part of a ring that skimmed credit card numbers from shoppers at Victoria’s Secret at the Premium Outlets on International Drive.

    Investigators said he and a few other men had a store employee help them steal the personal information.

    According to court papers, the employee had the device attached to her upper thigh and that she would take it off when she needed to skim credit cards.

    The worker would allegedly meet the others once a week and download the credit card numbers.

    Back in March, Grisby and two other men pleaded guilty to fraud in a separate case.

    Agents said the trio used fraudulent credit cards and stolen numbers to steal roughly $74,000 in items like laptops, iPads and gift cards.

    Grisby is being held in the Seminole County Jail.

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