News Brief 12/4/2012, Kislev 20, 5773
Two Accused of Stealing Credit Card Info Arrested
The Rishon Lezion Magistrate's Court extended by six days the arrest of Nuphar Vakren and extended by three days the arrest of Merav Chen, both of whom were arrested Monday on allegations that the two Beer Sheba residents were part of a gang of criminals who used the website Yad2 to steal personal financial information from the sites users, posing as representatives of the site in order to obtain credit card and bank information.
The group allegedly used the credit card information to make hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of purchases of technological equipment. Police noted that the criminal network operated extremely cleverly, using fake identities in an attempt to cover their tracks.