Wesco gas stations, feds investigate possible fraud

Nov. 3, 2006

Associated Press

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MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) Officials for Wesco gas stations say they are working with federal authorities and customers to investigate an apparent breach in credit card confidentiality in recent months.

The Muskegon-based company, which runs about 50 Michigan gas station/convenience stores, recently posted statements on its pumps urging customers to verify credit card transactions because of possible fraud.

Suspect transactions may have happened between July 25 and Sept. 7, The Muskegon Chronicle and the Grand Haven Tribune reported. It wasn't known whether cards used at pumps, inside stores or both were affected.

The company said it was working with the U.S. attorney's office for the Western District of Michigan and the Secret Service. The investigation began when financial institutions reported inaccurate charges on customer statements.

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