Judicial investigators detained five persons Thursday in a case related to credit card fraud.
Agents said that the five recruited individuals who worked at cash registers in various businesses. The cashiers were able to scan credit cards presented for payment with a device that extracted key data. Then the fraudsters would duplicate a card using the captured data.
Then scammers would take the cloned credit cards to various retail outlets to effect purchases.
Agents raided and searched eight locations Thursday. They were in Tibas, Santa Ana, Paso Ancho, San Ramón de Alajuela and Sabanilla. Several of those detained have police records for the same offense.