Three men in Florida were arrested earlier this week on multiple charges of credit card fraud, and some of the card numbers they allegedly used are tied to the Heartland hack.
The Leon County, FL. Sheriff’s office arrested area residents Tony Acreus, Jeremy Frazier and Timothy Johns, who had allegedly used stolen credit card numbers since November, according to Sgt. Tony Drzewiecki,
spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
According to the Tallahassee, FL. Democrat, the suspects were running “a very sophisticated and complex criminal enterprise.” Law enforcement is investigating how the three men were able to obtain credit card numbers
from the Heartland breach, which was first announced on January 20.
NOTE: The above article and similar ones are being posted around the internet. Is it true? I have found no evidence yet that it is. Here is the official press release regarding the arrest- no connection to the Heartland Data Breach is mentioned.