FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) – Fishers police arrested three people connected to a multi-state crime spree.
Clifford Cerisier, 28 of Springfield Gardens, New York, Kevin Rivera, 26 of Brooklyn, New York, and Chanique Richardson, 28 of Brooklyn, New York were arrested.
The Fishers Police Department said while an officer was patrolling the 8300 block of 96th Street, a white Chevrolet Malibu with a Georgia registration was driving around a Walmart parking lot.
Police said the officer saw a male and female exit the car and walk inside Walmart. A third passenger stayed in the car hunched down in the backseat. Police said shortly after, the male left the store and several minutes later the female followed. The car then drove away.
The officer followed the car northbound on Interstate 69, and pulled them over after seeing the driver committed multiple traffic infractions and nearly caused a crash with another driver.
Police said during the traffic stop, the officer found Cerisier, Rivera and Richardson were in possession of multiple cloned credit cards and a skimming device.
Officers then informed Walmart of the situation and learned the suspects had committed ten fraudulent transactions using cloned credit cards.
The three suspects were arrested and transported to the Hamilton County Jail.
“That’s a very scary thing. It feels like it’s a real invasion of your privacy,” Hamilton County resident Diane Meyer said.
Meyer has been the victim of credit card fraud in the past. She says getting everything sorted out is a frustrating and time consuming process.
“It’s a real inconvenience, and it makes you feel very vulnerable when it happens,” she said.
She says she takes extra precautions now like working with the card company to monitor purchases.
Police are still investigating. If you have any information on the suspects, you are asked to contact Officer Greg Weesner at 317-595-3300.