Debit card bust seemingly long time coming

It seems that authorities have finally made a bust in the Citibank debit card fiasco.

According to The Register, 14 people have been nabbed across a number of states, and there are more to come. It seems OfficeMax was cracked, despite their denials, but they weren’t alone.

What is so curious about this news? Uh…

Hudson County launched an investigation, in conjunction with the New York City Police Department, last June. The first arrests in the case accompanied the recovery of kit needed to fake counterfeit cards from Manhattan’s commercial district in December.

Launched an investigation last June? Made the first arrest in December? Were the authorities dangling people’s bank accounts out as bait? If so, I’d love to see that cost/benefit analysis.

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