TUPPER LAKE - Village police Chief Tom Fee's village credit card information was stolen, but when a British thief tried to use the card, the credit card company caught it immediately.
"We didn't lose anything," said village Clerk Mary Casagrain at last week's village board meeting.
She said the person put a small amount of money, a little over a dollar, on the card, then tried to use it to buy about $18,000 worth of furniture.
Tom Fee, police chief, village of Tupper Lake
(Enterprise file photo)
The credit card company caught the anomaly and alerted the village right away, Casagrain said. The village immediately flagged the card and got Fee a replacement card.
Fee said credit card information is being stolen more and more these days.
"It does happen," Fee said. "It also happened to me and my wife to the tune of an awful chunk of money. So people should be checking."
"So what we're saying, everybody at home if you're listening, is check your credit card statements, because you may see something on there that's not yours," said village Mayor Paul Maroun. "Report it immediately, and you won't be liable."
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