A clerk at a Blockbuster Video store in Washington, D.C., is accused of stealing credit card numbers from more than 65 customers and using them to buy $117,000 in goods and services, including a Mercedes Benz.
The clerk, Miles N. Holloman, 25, stole the information from membership applications between February 2003 and April 2004, according to a federal indictment cited by the Examiner newspaper.
"Holloman allegedly purchased merchandise, ordered cellular telephone service, bought and maintained a car, obtained false driver's licenses and counterfeit credit cards, fraudulently applied for automobile insurance, and traveled," the indictment says.
He ordered merchandise over the telephone and had the items delivered to the victims' addresses, where either he or an accomplice would be waiting to intercept the packages, according to the Examiner's summary of the indictment.
Holloman also is accused of ordering replacement credit cards and intercepting them in the same manner.
Authorities became aware of the matter when postal carriers reported suspicious activity, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman told the Examiner.
A manager of the Blockbuster store, located in Washington's DuPont Circle, told the newspaper that he could not comment on the case.
Source: The Examiner of Washington