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Restaurant Hack Leads to Credit Card Fraud

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FAIRMONT, Minn. (AP) – Fairmont police have received hundreds of reports of credit and debit card fraud since a local restaurant’s computer was hacked.

Since early last week, police in the southern Minnesota town have received more than 200 reports of credit and debit cards being used to make fraudulent purchases in at least 13 states, including Texas, Arizona and New York.

Police say all the cards have been linked to a Fairmont restaurant, El Agave. Officials believe a point-of-sale hack took place at the restaurant.

Authorities say the restaurant was unaware of the hack and is cooperating with the investigation. Police say there is no evidence that any restaurant employees took part in the hack.

KTOE-AM reports the U.S. Secret Service has joined local authorities in the investigation.

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