Credit Card Fraud

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  Authorities in Western New York say a Capital Region man suspected of using stolen credit cards to buy expensive jewelry tried to hide some of the evidence by swallowing a diamond ring. 

The Ontario County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old Rahkeim Scarlett of Troy used a stolen card on Feb. 11 to buy a Rolex watch and diamond earrings worth nearly $30,000 at a suburban Rochester jewelry store.


Police say between 350 and 450 shoppers at a Williston, Vt., market may have had their credit or debit cards breached in recent weeks.

Natural Provisions Inc. is thought to have suffered the breach earlier this summer, but police say steps have been taken to address the problem.