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The Suburbanite
  • Jackson police probe credit-card fraud

  • At least 26 people who visited Glenmoor Country Club the weekend of Oct. 20 wound up as victims of credit-card scams outside Ohio.

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  • At least 26 people who visited Glenmoor Country Club the weekend of Oct. 20 wound up as victims of credit-card scams outside Ohio.
    The 26 victims, many from out of state, visited Glenmoor and the Bertram Inn for a family wedding. It was during a family gathering the Monday following the wedding that many discovered their credit cards had been hacked.
    Somehow, the credit-card account numbers were collected, then used to make purchases in Maryland, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia and the Columbus area.
    John Herbert, the groom, said his family ended up contacting all 162 people invited to the wedding about the scam. He said two credit cards he used that weekend were hit.
    Some of the victims were contacted by their card companies after they saw the unusual purchases, Herbert said. Once companies verified the purchases were fraudulent, the charges were taken off the credit-card accounts, he said.
    Myron Vernis, Glenmoor’s general manager, said the business contacted Jackson police about incident.
    Jackson Police Chief David Zink said his department is working with departments in other states. Zink said investigators hadn’t determined if other Glenmoor customers not connected with the wedding were victims.