Credit scandal grows

The alleged masterminds behind the Circle K credit card fraud are in jail, following their arrest Wednesday by a joint task force of the Tallahassee Police Department, Leon County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Secret Service.

Deputies at the LCSO arrested Reginald Voltaire and Junior Douger. They were charged with organized scheme to defraud organized communications fraud and 78 counts of use of scanning device to defraud. 

Police are looking for another suspect, Javon Wiggins, who they believe had a part in the scheme. Investigators suspect the masterminds recruited the Circle K clerks and former Florida A & M students, and provided them with the equipment to scan credit card information using  a “skimmer” device.

Audrey Kennedy and Devin Paschall, both FAMU students, along with Gabrielle Butler used the fraudulent information received at the Circle K Store at 2807 South Monroe Street and at 210 East 7th  Ave to withdraw money from victim’s bank accounts. After police arrested the clerks, who stole more than $200,000 from innocent victims, investigators worked to uncover who was providing the equipment to withdraw the stolen funds.

“This was a very sophisticated and organized criminal operation,” said Sheriff Larry Campbell in a press release. “It was shut down by good investigative techniques and excellent cooperation between the Tallahassee Police Department.”

The investigation is still ongoing. Deputies want to find more information about other suspects, possible victims.