At least 35 people have fallen victim to credit card fraud in Madera at two gas stations, according to authorities.
On Tuesday, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office recieved an influx of calls in the Oakhurst area regarding fraudulent credit card activity.
“Due to the number of incidents and similar circumstances, Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives initiated an investigation, and were able to identify two local gas stations as possibly being related to these thefts,” a press release says.
So far, there are 35 identified victims who purchased gas from Vons Gas and/or Valero in Oakhurst sometime in the last week. Most of the fraudulent activity linked to their cards was in the form of money order purchases made in southern California, according to the sheriff’s office.
If you believe you may be a victim relating to this case, contact the Madera County Sheriff’s Office in Oakhurst at 559-642-3201.