Police: ID theft ring steals $73,000

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WOODSTOCK, Ga. - Authorities are searching for suspects in an alleged identity theft ring targeting Discover Card users.

About $73,000 was compromised, according to Woodstock police. Discover Card investigators contacted them after there was fraudulent activity in Cherokee and Cobb counties. Police said the case also involves surrounding states.

Woodstock police Sgt. Randy Milligan advised residents to “Keep a close eye on your bank accounts, online statements. Make sure that they keep a close eye on their credit scores.”

He spoke to Channel 2’s Ashley Swann about the case on Friday, saying the thieves are hitting high-end electronics at retail stores.

“They steal your info by various means, and then, they imprint your information on one of their cards,” Milligan told Swann. “When they actually scan the card, it provides your information."

The suspects in the Woodstock cases are James Wesley Shaw, of Lawrenceville, David C. Wallace, of Kennesaw, and Steve Dwayne Pryor Jr., of Kennesaw. Three other people, yet to be identified, are believed to be involved.

Anyone with information is asked to call Woodstock police at 770-592-6000.

Police provide surveillance video showing the thieves in action on the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11.