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Upper Arlington police arrest 6 people in multi-state bank fraud scheme

Upper Arlington police say they, along with other central Ohio agencies, helped put a dent in a multi-state fraud scheme involving Chase bank. (Credit: Upper Arlington Police)

UPPER ARLINGTON, (WSYX/WTTE) -- Upper Arlington police say they, along with other central Ohio agencies, helped put a dent in a multi-state fraud scheme involving Chase bank.

They say Chase recently started a new program where some customers only needed to input personal information instead of an access card to make transactions.

Police say that somehow, suspects involved were able to retrieve some of that information and sell it in order to make fraudulent withdrawals of money involving customers in Ohio, Florida and California.

Upper Arlington investigators says Chase's cyber-security teams helped tip them off and alert them when the crimes were happening.

"They were able to do their own investigative work, and do a nice job of determining the system was compromised, and were able to alert local law-enforcement of the activity, and then we responded and made the arrest," said Sgt. Keith Hall with Upper Arlington Police.

The six arrested are from Miami, Florida, and now face federal charges since it's a multi-state crime spree according to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O' Brien.

He adds that the FBI is also helping with the investigation.

ABC 6/FOX 28 contacted Chase officials for comment, but haven't heard back.

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